Content warning: The production includes sudden loud noises, haze and the smoking of herbal cigarettes. It contains xenophobic and homophobic language, domestic violence, alcoholism, mental health difficulties including anxiety and depression, as well as references to suicide and sexual assault. If you have been affected by any of the issues raised in this production, you can get free support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year from the Samaritans. Visit samaritans.org or call 116 123 for free.
About The Show
Hot off a sold out run at the Almeida Theatre, this ‘heartstopping revival’ (The Telegraph) of A Streetcar Named Desire hits the West End for seven weeks only.
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.
Oscar Nominee Paul Mescal gives a ‘tremendous’ (The Times) performance alongside the ‘simply phenomenal’ (The Stage) Patsy Ferren and the ‘outstanding’ (The NewYork Times) Anjana Vasan, together providing ‘three bewitching performances’ (The Observer).
Almeida Associate Director Rebecca Frecknall’s ‘staggering revival proves once again that she is a theatrical force to be reckoned with’ (Variety).
A Streetcar Named Desire plays at the Phoenix Theatre until 6 May 2023.