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Suddenly Last Summer


Written by Tennessee Williams

Directed by Brian Woolton

8 - 13 April 2019 at 7.45pm

In her New Orleans mansion, the wealthy and reclusive Violet Venable grieves over the sudden death of her beloved son Sebastian the previous summer. Only Mrs Venable’s niece Catherine knows the truth of how Sebastian died, but has been so traumatised by the event that her mind appears to be shattered and her version of the truth is too terrible to believe. Mrs Venable seeks the help of Dr. Cukrowicz, the leading specialist in a controversial new technique for removing harmful ideas from the mind – he proposes to literally cut the hideous story out of her brain. However, Dr. Cukrowicz first needs to be sure of Catherine’s mental state and insists on questioning her in person. What she reveals about Sebastian’s true nature and how he died threatens to destroy Mrs. Venable’s fond memories of her son and expose a dark history that none of them wants to believe.

Tennessee Williams' savagely poetic drama strips back the veneer to expose the grim truth; a truth no-one wants to believe.


Play Reading: Friday 11 January 2019 at 7.30pm

Auditions: Sunday 13 January 2019 at 7.30pm

For full details see the audition notice on the News page.


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