Vieux Carré by Tennessee Williams at King's Head Theatre
Vieux Carré , by Tennessee Williams, at the King's Head Theatre in Angel, north London, from 10 July to 4 Aug 2012.
Directed by Robert Chevara, designed by Nicolai Hart-Hansen, costumes by Jonathan Lipman.
Cast includes Samantha Coughlan,
Tom Ross Williams.
About an aspiring young writer, and the bizarre, poignant and funny characters he encounters at a New Orleans boarding house. They include Mrs Wire, the young writer’s demented, manipulative landlady; Nightingale, an older, predatory, tubercular artist who refuses to accept his condition; Jane, a New Rochelle society girl dying of leukemia; her sexually ambiguous, drug-addicted lover Tye, who works as a bouncer in a strip club; Mary Maud and Miss Carrie, two eccentric elderly women who literally are starving to death; and a gay
photographer with a passion for orgies.
- by Darren Dalglish