Linda Marlowe to star in a new production of Tennessee Williams’ play directed by Robert Chevara and running at the Charing Cross Theatre from the 4th April to the 14th May.
The new production showing at the Charing Cross Theatre in April, is only the second time in 33 years since Tennessee Williams’ death that the play has been shown on a London stage.
Mark is a world-famous artist. He and his grasping wife Miriam are caught in a fiercely symbiotic bond of need and hatred. Having played midwife to his incredible career, Mark has been both Miriam’s validation and despair. Now she wants to leave, afraid that Mark is in the grip of a breakdown and he can no longer create. Mark, however, senses a breakthrough coming. He returns again and again to his canvases, which “demand what I can’t give them yet”. The scene is set both for a savage and witty dance of death, and an autobiographical meditation on creativity and envy of success.
In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel will reunite the creative team behind the
acclaimed 2012 sell-out production of Williams’ autobiographical Vieux Carré at the King’s Head Theatre in 2013, that later transferred to Charing Cross Theatre.
Talking about the play Linda Marlowe said: “Ten years ago, while I was in New York performing a solo show of some of Williams’ lesser-known short stories adapted for the stage, I came across In The Bar of a Tokyo Hotel in a bookshop and swore Miriam Conley was a role I would one day play. Her humour, her wit, her manipulative ways, her toughness, her vulnerability, her fear of dying without her control over how she dies, all make her one of Williams’ great heroines.”
Meanwhile director Robert Chevara commented: “This is a rare chance to experience an important, game-changing work from Tennessee Williams’ rich and rewarding late period, in only its second London production since 1983, the year of his death.”
Further casting for the production has yet to be announced.
In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel will appear at the Charing Cross Theatre from the 4th April to the 14th May 2016. Ticketmaster.co.uk, Discount Theatre.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Theatre People.com, UK Tickets.co.uk.