Marianne Elliott directs Kim Cattrall in Tennessee Williams’ passionate and poetic Sweet Bird Of Youth.
The star of Sex And The City will take on the role of Alexandra Del Lago, a fading Hollywood legend who is ravaged by the bitterness of failure and despair. Fleeing the disastrous premiere of her comeback film, she travels incognito as the Princess Kosmonopolis, seeking refuge in drink, drugs and the arms of idealistic young dreamer turned gigolo Chance Wayne before a trip to Chance’s hometown sees their relationship of convenience completely unravel.
Though best known for playing Samantha Jones in the popular American comedy-drama, Cattrall has appeared on the London stage in productions including Private Lives at the Vaudeville theatre, The Cryptogram at the Donmar Warehouse and Whose Life Is It Anyway? at the Comedy (now Harold Pinter) theatre.
Elliott’s directing credits include National Theatre hits War Horse, alongside Tom Morris, and The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time.