A Streetcar Named Desire at the Almeida Theatre

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Almeida Theatre, London

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From the Olivier Award-winning director of Cabaret

The Almeida presents a major new revival of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire.

Directed by Rebecca Frecknall (Cabaret), the play stars BAFTA-winner Paul Mescal (Normal People), Lydia Wilson (Ripper Street) and Anjana Vasan (We Are Lady Parts).

A Streetcar Named Desire runs at the Almeida Theatre from 10 December 2022 to 4 February 2023.

What is 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 Paul Mescal (Normal People) as Stanley, Lydia Wilson (Ripper Street) as Blanche, Anjana Vasan (We Are Lady Parts) as Stella, and Dwane Walcott (Machinal) 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


Show Information

Running time
To be confirmed
Performance dates
10 December 2022 - 4 February 2023
Performance days
Evenings: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Matinees: Wednesday, Saturday

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


Venue Information

Almeida Theatre, Almeida Street, London, N1 1TA
Nearest Tube or Train: Highbury & Islington (Victoria / Overground), Angel (Northern)
Nearest Buses: 4, 19, 30 or 43, 38, 56, 73, 341 and 476
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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"]
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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
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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
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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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