Kim Cattrall stars in Tennessee Williams play

Date Posted: 02/04/2013

Hollywood actress Kim Cattrall is set to play the lead in an adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ play Sweet Bird of Youth, at the Old Vic theatre in London from 1st June to 31st August.

Directed by Marianne Elliott, Cattrall will play fading Hollywood legend Alexandra Del Lago, ravaged by the bitterness of failure and despair.

The British-born actress is probably best-known for her character Samantha in long-running drama, Sex and The City; but she has had an extensive acting career that spans film, stage and television.

Sweet Bird of Youth: a brief synopsis

Fleeing the disastrous premiere of her comeback film, Alexandra  travels incognito as The Princess Kosmonopolis seeking refuge in drink and drugs and the arms of Chance Wayne, an idealistic young dreamer turned gigolo and hell-bent 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’s vivid and haunting portrait of the destruction of dreams.

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