Cock Tavern premieres Tennessee Williams plays

Lost plays performed for the first time to mark 100th birthday

NEARLY three decades after his death two plays by one of the greatest playwrights will be performed on stage for the first time ever.

Tennessee Williams’ I Never Get Dressed Till After Dark on Sundays and A Cavalier For Milady have until now remained on paper.

So to mark what would have been the American’s 100th birthday The Cock Tavern Theatre, in Kilburn High Road, Kilburn, have secured exclusive licenses to produce their world premieres.

I Never Get Dressed Till After Dark on Sundays was written after Tennessee’s release from rehab in 1973 following his battle with substance abuse and depression.


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It is a play-within-a-play, plagued by the disinterest of its money-driven director and complacent actors despite the efforts of the alcoholic playwright to reveal its essential tragedy. Two lovers struggle amidst the smut and sleaze in the French quarter of New Orleans, but it’s only after the curtain falls that the actors face the true story of the playwright’s pen.

A Cavalier For Milady was one of William’s final works, believed to have been completed four years before his death in 1983, portraying his hysterical mother, schizophrenic sister and self.

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A troubled woman spends her life adorned in children’s clothes, emotionally deprived, heavily medicated and sequestered from society. While her bombastic and hedonistic mother spends her evenings revelling in flamboyant sexual trysts with male escorts.

I Never Get Dressed Till After Dark on Sundays runs from March 1 to 26.

A Cavalier For Milady runs from March 29 to April 23.

Tickets �10 to �15 or �20 for both if booked before March 26.

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