Image of bride and groom in snow globe for Period Of Adjustment

Period of Adjustment

by Tennessee Williams
Ticket prices: £6 - £29.5
Thu 9 Mar 2006 - Sat 29 Apr 2006

"You must see this play: it's like a diamond cut with its own stardust"

Sunday Times 

Christmas Eve in High Point, 1958. George takes his new bride to meet friend and fellow soldier, Ralph Bates, for the holiday celebrations.

 As snow settles outside, the idyllic Christmas scene begins to dissolve. While past hopes and dreams are recounted, the bittersweet reality of their marital relationships surface with comical and poignant results. 

Williams' Period of Adjustment has not been seen in London for 40 years. His many other plays include A Streetcar Named Desire (for which he won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1948), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Glass Menagerie and Suddenly Last Summer.

 Associate Director Howard Davies returns, having directed The House of Bernada Alba, Mourning Becomes Electra and The President of an Empty Room at the National Theatre.

Director: Howard Davies

Designer: Mike Britton

Lighting Design: Mark Henderson

Music: Paddy Cunneen

Sound: Paul Groothuis

Cast includes: Benedict Cumberbatch, Lisa Dillon, Jared Harris, Sandy McDade

Click here to download the production programme as a PDF

Arts Council England ASP Group