The Almeida Theatre has announced that its critically acclaimed, sell-out production of Tennessee Williams’ masterpiece, A Streetcar Named Desire, will now transfer to the Phoenix Theatre in London’s West End for a strictly limited 6-week run from 20 March to 29 April 2023.
Directed by Rebecca Frecknall (Cabaret, Summer & Smoke), the production stars Academy Award nominee Paul Mescal, Olivier Award winner Patsy Ferran, Anjana Vasan and Dwane Walcott, who will reprise their acclaimed performances as Stanley, Blanche, Stella and Harold ‘Mitch’ Mitchell, respectively.
On a street in New Orleans, in the blistering summer heat, a sister spirals.
When Blanche unexpectedly visits her estranged sister Stella, she brings with her a past that will threaten their future. As Stella’s husband Stanley stalks closer to the truth, Blanche’s fragile world begins to fracture. Reality and illusion collide and a violent conflict changes their lives forever.
A Streetcar Named Desire’s creative team includes: Director: Rebecca Frecknall; Set Designer: Madeleine Girling; Costume Designer: Merle Hensel; Lighting Designer: Lee Curran; Sound Designer: Peter Rice: Composer: Angus MacRae and Casting Director: Julia Horan CDG.
A Streetcar Named Desire is produced by Ambassador Theatre Group Productions the Almeida Theatre, Wessex Grove and Gavin Kalin productions.