A Streetcar Named Desire Tickets

Phoenix Theatre, London
Booking to 6 May 2023
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Winner – 2023 Olivier Awards Best Revival

From the Olivier Award-winning director of Cabaret comes a thrilling new revival of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire.

Directed by Olivier Award-winner Rebecca Frecknall (Cabaret), the play stars Oscar nominee and BAFTA-winner Paul Mescal (Aftersun, Normal People), Olivier Award winner Patsy Ferran (Summer and Smoke), Anjana Vasan (We Are Lady Parts) and Dwane Walcott (One Night in Miami, Our Girl).

This production is winner of three 2023 Olivier Awards including Best Revival, Best actor for Paul Mescal, and Best actress in a supporting role for Anjana Vasan.

A Streetcar Named Desire runs at the Phoenix Theatre in London until 6 May 2023.

★★★★★ “A superb show” – The Sunday Times

★★★★★ “Outstanding” – The Times

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What's the story of A Streetcar Named Desire?

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.

Who is in the cast of A Streetcar Named Desire?

The cast of A Streetcar Named Desire includes Oscar nominee and BAFTA winner Paul Mescal (Aftersun, Normal People) as Stanley, Olivier Award winner Patsy Ferran (Summer and Smoke) as Blanche, Evening Standard Theatre Award nominee Anjana Vasan (We Are Lady Parts, A Doll’s House) as Stella, and Dwane Walcott (One Night in Miami, Our Girl) as Mitch.

The cast also includes Eduardo Ackerman, Ralph Davis (Much Ado About Nothing; The TempestKing Lear Shakespeare’s Globe), Janet Etuk (I, Joan; Henry VIII Shakespeare’s Globe), Gabriela García (Strictly Ballroom West End), Tom Penn (Midnight Movie Royal Court) and Jabez Sykes (Rock / Paper / Scissors Sheffield Theatres).

Who are the creative team of A Streetcar Named Desire?

A Streetcar Named Desire is written by Tennessee Williams, and directed by Rebecca Frecknall (Cabaret).

The creative team also includes Set Designer Madeleine Girling, Costume Designer Merle Hensel, Lighting Designer Lee Curran, Sound Designer Peter Rice, Composer Angus MacRae, Casting Director Julia Horan CDG, Costume Supervisor Jackie Orton, Fight Director Jonathan Holby, Voice Coach Rebecca Clark Carey, Assistant Director Tatenda Shamiso, Associate Designer Ruth Hall, and Casting Assistant Lilly Mackie.


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Reviews of A Streetcar Named Desire

★★★★★ "Completely brilliant" - The Sunday Times
★★★★★ "Paul Mescal, Patsy Ferran and Anjana Vasan captivate... This Streetcar is transporting" - The Observer
★★★★★ "Magnetic Paul Mescal" - The Times
★★★★ "Paul Mescal is horribly good and Patsy Ferran is astonishing" - The Evening Standard
★★★★ "A heartstopping revival that grips with the intensity of a bad dream" - The Telegraph
★★★★ "Paul Mescal brings a fierce and dangerous energy" - The Guardian
★★★★ "Ferociously gripping" - The Stage
★★★★ "Paul Mescal is terrifying and Patsy Ferran is unbelievably good" - TimeOut
★★★★  Average review score

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Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 6 May 2023
Age restrictions
14+
Running time
2 hours 45 minutes (including interval)
Performance days
Evenings: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Matinees: Thursday, Saturday

Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.


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Important Notes

Content warnings:

Technical triggers:This production includes sudden loud noises, haze and the smoking of herbal cigarettes.

Thematic triggers: This production contains xenophobic language, domestic violence, alcoholism, mental health difficulties including anxiety and depression, as well as references to suicide and sexual assault.


Venue Information

Phoenix Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0JP
Nearest Tube or Train: Leicester Square (Piccadilly line, Northern line), Tottenham Court Road (Central line, Northern line)
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News about A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire West End transfer announces full casting
Full casting has been announced for Almeida Theatre's West End transfer of A Streetcar Named Desire starring Paul Mescal, Patsy Ferran and Anjana Vasan. Reprising their roles from the critically acclaimed Almeida production are Eduardo Ackerman (Pablo), Gabriela García (Mexican Woman), Francesca Knight (understudy) Tom Penn (Doctor/Drummer) and Jabez Sykes (Young Collector) alongside the previously announced Patsy Ferran (Blanche), Paul Mescal (Stanley), Anjana Vasan (Stella) and Dwane Walcott (Mitch). Alexander Eliot (Steve) and Cash Holland (Eunice) join the company, alongside understudies Rob Dempsey, Zach Parkin and Constanza Ruff to complete the cast for A Streetcar Named Desire at The Phoenix Theatre from 20 March to 06 May 2023. Directed by Olivier and Critics’ Circle Award winner Rebecca Frecknall (Cabaret), the smash-hit production has just received six Olivier nominations including: Sir Peter Hall award for Best Director – Rebecca Frecknall; Best Actress in a play – Patsy Ferran; Best Actor in a play – Paul Mescal; Best Supporting Actress in a play – Anjana Vasan; Best Lighting Design – Lee Curran; and, Best Revival – A Streetcar Named Desire Producers have also announced an extra week of performances have been added to the Phoenix Theatre due to unprecedented demand for tickets. Directed by Olivier and Critics’ Circle Award winner Rebecca Frecknall (Cabaret), the production's original cast will follow the show into the West End, including Oscar nominated (as of today!) Paul Mescal (Aftersun, Normal People) as Stanley, Olivier Award winner Patsy Ferran (Summer & Smoke) as Blanche, Anjana Vasan (We Are Lady Parts) as Stella, and Dwane Walcott (One Night in Miami, Our Girl) as Harold ‘Mitch’ Mitchell. The show sold-out the Almeida run and the initial run at the Phoenix Theatre, with impressive reviews from the critics, including five-stars from The Times, The Sunday Times, The Observer, and The i. The creative team of A Streetcar Named Desire also includes 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.  More about booking A Streetcar Named Desire tickets at the Phoenix Theatre in London
A Streetcar Named Desire to transfer to the West End’s Phoenix Theatre starring Paul Mescal, Patsy Ferran, Anjana Vasan
The Almeida has announced that its acclaimed new production of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire is transferring into the West End. The play will open at the Phoenix Theatre in London on 20 March 2023, running for six weeks until 29 April 2023. Directed by Olivier and Critics’ Circle Award winner Rebecca Frecknall (Cabaret), the production's original cast will follow the show into the West End, including Oscar nominated (as of today!) Paul Mescal (Aftersun, Normal People) as Stanley, Olivier Award winner Patsy Ferran (Summer & Smoke) as Blanche, Anjana Vasan (We Are Lady Parts) as Stella, and Dwane Walcott (One Night in Miami, Our Girl) as Harold ‘Mitch’ Mitchell. The show has sold-out the Almeida, with impressive reviews from the critics, including five-stars from The Times, The Sunday Times, The Observer, and The i. Paul Mescal said in a press statement: “I’m incredibly excited that Streetcar is being transferred to the West End with this formidable cast and creative team, led by the exceptionally talented Rebecca Frecknall. It’s my favourite play and it’s wonderful to be able to share it with a wider audience”. Director Rebecca Frecknall said: “I'm thrilled we will have the opportunity to share this production with a wider audience. It's a testament to this fantastic company and incredible play. It's been moving to see how audiences have responded to our work and I'm excited to see how the piece will evolve in the West End.” Adam Speers, Executive Producer of the Phoenix's owner, Ambassador Theatre Group, told Baz at Deadline that A Streetcar Named Desire is "the first big opening of 2023, audiences and critics have already been blown away — so it’s extraordinary to have managed to find a way to bring this amazing production into the West End for even a short time.” The creative team of A Streetcar Named Desire also includes 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 ATG Productions, the Almeida Theatre, Wessex Grove and Gavin Kalin productions. Tickets will go on sale on 1 February 2023. Currently playing at the Phoenix Theatre is Michael Frayn's Noises Off, in a revival starring Felicity Kendal, Matthew Kelly and Tracy-Ann Oberman. Noises Off plays at the Phoenix until 11 March 2023. More about booking A Streetcar Named Desire tickets at the Phoenix Theatre in London
Lydia Wilson withdraws from A Streetcar Named Desire at the Almeida, Patsy Ferran takes over
Lydia Wilson (Ripper Street), who was set to play Blanche in the Almeida's forthcoming revival of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire, has withdrawn from the production due to health reasons. She will be replaced by Patsy Ferran.  The show also stars Paul Mescal (Normal People) as Stanley, and Anjana Vasan (We Are Lady Parts) as Stella, and is the return to the Almeida of star director Rebecca Frecknall (Cabaret), following her acclaimed production of Tennessee Williams' Summer and Smoke at the theatre in 2018. Patsy Ferran starred in Frecknall's acclaimed production of Summer and Smoke, for which she scooped an Olivier Award and Critics’ Circle Theatre Award. Her other credits include Blithe Spirit at the Gielgud Theatre, Three Sisters at the Almeida, and A Christmas Carol at the Bridge Theatre. A Streetcar Named Desire was scheduled to start performances on 10 December 2022, but this has now been pushed back to 17 December 2022. The show is booking to 4 February 2023. The press night has also been pushed, from 20 December 2022, to 12 January 2023. Other cast in the play include Dwane Walcott (Machinal) as Mitch, plus Eduardo Ackerman, Ralph Davis (Much Ado About Nothing; The Tempest; King Lear Shakespeare’s Globe), Janet Etuk (I, Joan; Henry VIII Shakespeare’s Globe), Gabriela García (Strictly Ballroom West End), Tom Penn (Midnight Movie Royal Court) and Jabez Sykes (Rock / Paper / Scissors Sheffield Theatres). Matthew Needham and Patsy Ferran in Summer and Smoke. Photo by Marc Brenner The creative team includes set design by Madeleine Girling; costume design by Merle Hensel; lighting design by Lee Curran; sound design by Peter Rice; music by Angus MacRae; and casting by Julia Horan CDG. Almeida shows currently in the West End include The Doctor starring Juliet Stevenson, at the Duke of York's Theatre until 11 December 2022; and Peter Morgan's Patriots starring Tom Hollander at the Noel Coward Theatre. More about A Streetcar Named Desire tickets in London
Photos: A Streetcar Named Desire rehearsal photos at the Almeida
Rehearsal photos have come in for the Almeida's forthcoming revival of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire starring Paul Mescal, Lydia Wilson and Anjana Vasan. The play is directed by Rebecca Frecknall (Cabaret), who also directed Tennessee Williams' Summer and Smoke at the Almeida in 2018. A Streetcar Named Desire plays at the Almeida from 10 December 2022 to 4 February 2023. The cast is led by Paul Mescal (Normal People) as Stanley, Lydia Wilson (Ripper Street) as Blanche, and Anjana Vasan (We Are Lady Parts) as Stella. Other cast include Dwane Walcott (Machinal) as Mitch, plus Eduardo Ackerman, Ralph Davis (Much Ado About Nothing; The Tempest; King Lear Shakespeare’s Globe), Janet Etuk (I, Joan; Henry VIII Shakespeare’s Globe), Gabriela García (Strictly Ballroom West End), Tom Penn (Midnight Movie Royal Court) and Jabez Sykes (Rock / Paper / Scissors Sheffield Theatres). Alongside Frecknall, the creative team includes Madeleine Girling (set design); Merle Hensel (costume design); Lee Curran (lighting design); Peter Rice (sound design); Angus MacRae (Composer); and Julia Horan CDG (casting director). Almeida shows currently in the West End include The Doctor starring Juliet Stevenson, at the Duke of York's Theatre until 11 December 2022; and coming to the Noel Coward Theatre next year is Peter Morgan's Patriots starring Tom Hollander. More about A Streetcar Named Desire tickets in London Rehearsal images for A Streetcar Named Desire [ngg src="galleries" ids="956" display="pro_tile"]
First Look: Paul Mescal, Anjana Vasan & Lydia Wilson in A Streetcar Named Desire
The Almeida Theatre has unveiled a first-look portrait photo of the three principle cast of their new production of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire. Directed by Rebecca Frecknall (Cabaret), the revival starts at the Almeida on 10 December 2022, running to 4 February 2023. The cast of A Streetcar Named Desire is led by BAFTA-winner Paul Mescal (Normal People) as Stanley, Lydia Wilson (Ripper Street) as Blanche, and Anjana Vasan (We Are Lady Parts) as Stella. The cast also includes Dwane Walcott (Machinal) as Mitch, plus Eduardo Ackerman, Ralph Davis (Much Ado About Nothing; The Tempest; King Lear Shakespeare’s Globe), Janet Etuk (I, Joan; Henry VIII Shakespeare’s Globe), Gabriela García (Strictly Ballroom West End), Tom Penn (Midnight Movie Royal Court) and Jabez Sykes (Rock / Paper / Scissors Sheffield Theatres). Rebecca Frecknall also directed Tennessee Williams' Summer and Smoke at the Almeida in 2018. Alongside Frecknall, the creative team includes Madeleine Girling (set design); Merle Hensel (costume design); Lee Curran (lighting design); Peter Rice (sound design); Angus MacRae (Composer); and Julia Horan CDG (casting director). Almeida shows currently in the West End include The Doctor starring Juliet Stevenson, at the Duke of York's Theatre until 11 December 2022; and coming to the Noel Coward Theatre next year is Peter Morgan's Patriots starring Tom Hollander. More about A Streetcar Named Desire tickets in London A Streetcar Named Desire at the Almeida Theatre. Photo by Julia Fullerton-Batten
A Streetcar Named Desire at the Almeida starring Paul Mescal reveals full casting
The Almeida Theatre in London has revealed full casting for Rebecca Frecknall's revival of Tennessee Williams' classic drama A Streetcar Named Desire. The cast is lead by previously announced BAFTA-winner Paul Mescal (Normal People) as Stanley, Lydia Wilson (The Duchess of Malfi) as Blanche, Anjana Vasan (We Are Lady Parts) as Stella and Dwane Walcott (Machinal) as Mitch. Cast members announced today include: Eduardo Ackerman who makes his professional stage debut, Ralph Davis (Much Ado About Nothing; The Tempest; King Lear Shakespeare’s Globe), Janet Etuk (I, Joan; Henry VIII Shakespeare’s Globe), Gabriela García (Strictly Ballroom West End), Tom Penn (Midnight Movie Royal Court) and Jabez Sykes (Rock / Paper / Scissors Sheffield Theatres). Fracknall returns to the Almeida after directing Tennessee Williams' Summer and Smoke at the theatre, and in the West End, in 2018. She most recently directed the smash-hit West End revival of Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club in London Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold said: "Our Associate Director Rebecca Frecknall made her name with her extraordinary award-winning production of Tennessee Williams' Summer and Smoke and now she's taking on another Williams classic A Streetcar Named Desire with a blindingly good cast." The creative team includes Madeleine Girling (set design); Merle Hensel (costume design); Lee Curran (lighting design); Peter Rice (sound design); Angus MacRae (Composer); and Julia Horan CDG (casting director). A Streetcar Named Desire plays from 10 December 2022 to 4 February 2023 at the Almeida. Almeida shows transferring into the West End include The Doctor starring Juliet Stevenson, now playing at the Duke of York's Theatre; and Peter Morgan's Patriots starring Tom Hollander, which starts at the Noel Coward Theatre in May 2023. More about A Streetcar Named Desire tickets in London
Normal People’s Paul Mescal to star in Rebecca Frecknall’s revival of A Streetcar Named Desire at the Almeida
The Almeida Theatre in London has revealed its new 2022 / 2023 season and it includes a major new revival of Tennessee Williams' classic drama A Streetcar Named Desire. Fresh from directing the award-winning production of Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club in London, Rebecca Frecknall is directing Tennessee Williams' powerful drama A Streetcar Named Desire. And the casting is pretty exciting! BAFTA-winner Paul Mescal, who was a sensation in BBC drama Normal People, stars as Stanley, alongside Lydia Wilson (The Duchess of Malfi) as Blanche, Anjana Vasan (We Are Lady Parts) as Stella and Dwane Walcott (Machinal) as Mitch.  A Streetcar Named Desire plays from 10 December 2022 to 4 February 2023 at the Almeida. Fracknall returns to the Almeida after directing Tennessee Williams' Summer and Smoke at the theatre, and in the West End, in 2018. Other highlights of the Almeida season include Tammy Faye, a new musical from Elton John, Jake Shears and James Graham, starring Katie Brayben, Andrew Rannells and Zubin Varla; Lulu Raczka's new play Women, Beware the Devil; and the UK premiere of The Secret Life of Bees musical. Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold said: "Our Associate Director Rebecca Frecknall made her name with her extraordinary award-winning production of Tennessee Williams' Summer and Smoke and now she's taking on another Williams classic A Streetcar Named Desire with a blindingly good cast." Almeida shows transferring into the West End later this year and into 2023, include The Doctor starring Juliet Stevenson, which starts its run at the Duke of York's Theatre in September; and Peter Morgan's Patriots starring Tom Hollander, which starts at the Noel Coward Theatre in May 2023. More about A Streetcar Named Desire tickets in London

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