Suddenly Last Summer

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  • 16 October 2008
Suddenly Last Summer

Andy Arnold directs this revival of Tennessee Williams’ shocking one-act play about the terrifying Violet Venable’s attempts to have her niece lobotomised in order to prevent her revealing the truth about her son Sebastian’s sexual proclivities. The play is staged in a double bill with A Perfect Analysis Given By a Parrot, an amusing short in which two boozy, boy crazy women prepare for a night on the town. Part of Glasgay!’s Tennessee Williams festival.

Tron Theatre, Glasgow, Fri 24 Oct–Sat 8 Nov.

Suddenly Last Summer

Tennessee Williams' one-act play of impossible love is performed by Reid Kerr College HND Acting & Performance Students.

Suddenly, Last Summer

  • 3 stars
  • 1959
  • US
  • 1h 54min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Joseph L Mankiewicz
  • Cast: Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn, Montgomery Clift

Catherine (Taylor) is dramatically traumatised after witnessing the death of her cousin in Spain. The cousin's Mother (Hepburn) can't stand to hear the facts of the boy's death and instead insists that the wittering Catherine be labotomised. Luckily, the obliging brain surgeon Dr Cukrowicz (Clift) is only interested in…

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