A revival of Tennessee Williams' drama about a scandalous love affair set in a small Southern town.
Set in 1940s America, Lady Torrance, a Sicilian immigrant, feels trapped in her loveless marriage to Jabe. While managing the store, Lady Torrance meets a charming young man, Val Xavier and a passionate love affair develops. Written by classic American playwright, Tennessee Williams (The Glass Menagerie, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof). The revival production is directed by Tamara Harvey, the Artistic Director at Theatr Clwyd.
There's treasurable work from, amongst others, Jemima Rooper...Hattie Morahan is a vivid, intense presence as Lady Torrance that makes this play as spellbinding as it is unquestionably strange.'
...impressively, Harvey...holds the overarching weirdness of the story at bay, building her interpretation line by line...Harvey is also good at giving the heady themes of Williams' writing...room to breathe and grow.'
Because this is Williams, the writing contains moments of poetic vibrancy...Harvey’s production makes it possible to glimpse the play’s strengths while also appreciating why it’s not staged all that often.'