London’s The Old Vic Theatre is one of the best known and best loved theatres in the world. It is synonymous with the greatest acting talent that Britain has ever produced from Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh, Peggy Ashcroft, John Gielgud and Ralph Richardson to Richard Burton, Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Albert Finney, and Peter O’Toole. This iconic 195-year-old building has a rich history of great performances and The Old Vic Theatre Company under the artistic leadership of Kevin Spacey, continues to attract the best creative talent from the UK and all over the world to tread its famous boards.
When we were last in London we were thrilled during an evening stroll after dinner to find The Old Vic was within a few blocks of our hotel. We immediately walked into the box office and purchased tickets for the next night to see Kim Cattrall starring alongside acclaimed Broadway actor Seth Numrich in Tennessee Williams’ powerful and poetic play, “Sweet Bird of Youth.” By far, some of the best performances and staging we had both ever seen in a classic historical venue to boot. Truly, a once in a lifetime kind of experience.