16 September 2014
The Young Vic’s revival of A Streetcar Named Desire starring Gillian Anderson is to be broadcast live into cinemas this September.
Benedict Andrews directs Gillian Anderson, Ben Foster and Vanessa Kirby in the Young Vic and Joshua Andrews co-production of A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams, to be broadcast from the Young Vic to cinemas by National Theatre Live on 16 September at 7pm.
A Streetcar Named Desire is National Theatre Live’s first collaboration with the Young Vic Theatre. National Theatre Live performances are broadcast via satellite to over 1100 venues in over 40 different countries around the world, live in Europe and some US cities, and time-delayed in countries further afield.
Directed by Benedict Andrews, the cast of this brand new production of Tennessee Williams’ tragic masterpiece is: Gillian Anderson, Clare Burt, Lachele Carl, Branwell Donaghey, Otto Farrant, Ben Foster, Nicholas Gecks, Troy Glasgow, Stephanie Jacob, Corey Johnson (as Mitch), Vanessa Kirby and Claire Prempeh. The production features design by Magda Willi, costume by Victoria Behr, sound by Paul Arditti, music by Alex Baranowski and light by Jon Clark.
The profound and lyrical plays of Tennessee Williams had an immeasurable effect on American theatre; A Streetcar Named Desire is one of the most influential of all. As Blanche DuBois’ fragile world crumbles, she turns to her sister Stella for solace – but her downward spiral brings her face to face with the brutal, unforgiving Stanley Kowalski.