By Tennessee Williams. Sydney Theatre Company. Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House. Feb 9 – Mar 21, 2015.
Fifteen years after The Glass Menagerie, Tennessee Williams wrote yet again in 1958 about his family nightmares: his lobotomised sister, his controlling, repressed mother and his own struggles as a homosexual poet.
Menagerie was given on outstanding production by Belvoir last year; now Kip Williams masterfully directs Suddenly Last Summer for the Sydney Theatre Company, in what is, compared to Tennessee’s other works, a rare revival.