Duke of York's Theatre
The Duke of York's Theatre in Covent Garden was built in 1892 and was named after the future King George V. In 1900 David Belasco's Madame Butterfly was staged here and was seen by Puccini who later turned it into the famous opera, and in 1904 J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan made its debut.
Following a full refurbishment in 1979, the Duke of York's Theatre has staged the such classics as The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Little Shop of Horrors, No Man's Island by Harold Pinter and Arcadia by Tom Stoppard with stellar casts including Dominc West, Sheridan Smith, Rufus Sewell, Orlando Bloom and David Walliams.
CURRENT PRODUCTION: SUMMER AND SMOKE
Stunning audiences with its spell-binding, stripped-back staging, Tennessee Williams’ rarely staged classic Summer And Smoke transfers to the West End due to popular demand.
The production played a widely lauded run at the Almeida Theatre earlier in 2018, and now makes the move to the West End’s Duke of York’s Theatre. The full original cast reprise their roles.
Set in small-town Mississippi, Summer And Smoke is an absorbing classic about love, loneliness and self-destruction, in which Alma, seemingly under the wings of an angel, meets John – and their worlds are turned upside down. Evoking the simmering passions of a sweltering summer, the duo soon find themselves trapped between fear, obligation – and their own sheer desire.
An innovative new production directed by Rebecca Frecknall, Summer And Smoke is a rarely seen gem amongst Williams’ best-known poetic and provocative writing (which includes the likes of The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire and Cat On A Hot Tin Roof).
ST MARTINS LANE