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Sweet Bird of Youth

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Sweet Bird of Youth

Kim Cattrall stars as a fading Hollywood legend alongside acclaimed Broadway actor Seth Numrich in Tennessee Williams' powerful and poetic play, Sweet Bird of Youth, directed by Olivier Award-winner Marianne Elliott. Numrich most recently starred in the celebrated Broadway production of Golden Boy and the original Broadway cast of War Horse, directed by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris.

Fading Hollywood legend Alexandra Del Lago (Kim Cattrall) flees the disastrous premiere of her comeback film. Travelling incognito, she seeks refuge in drink and drugs and the arms of Chance Wayne (Seth Numrich), an idealistic young dreamer turned gigolo, hellbent on achieving his own movie stardom. A trip to Chance’s hometown in a bid to win back his childhood sweetheart sees their relationship of convenience unravel in Williams’ vivid and haunting portrait of the destruction of dreams.

A co-production with Nica Burns and Max Weitzenhoffer.