A Streetcar Named Desire
By Tennessee Williams, Directed by Rebecca Frecknall
Sat 17 Dec – Sat 4 Feb 2023
“How pretty the sky is! I ought to go there on a rocket that never comes down.”
On a street in New Orleans, in the blistering summer heat, a sister spirals.
Following her “spellbinding” (Financial Times) production of Summer and Smoke, Almeida Associate Director Rebecca Frecknall takes on another Tennessee Williams masterpiece.
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.
Due to an injury, Lydia Wilson will no longer be playing the role of Blanche DuBois. The part will now be played by Patsy Ferran (Summer and Smoke), with the BAFTA-winning Paul Mescal (Normal People) as Stanley, and Anjana Vasan (We Are Lady Parts) as Stella.
Rebecca Frecknall directs her first production at the Almeida since her multi-Olivier Award-winning production of Cabaret.
A Streetcar Named Desire will transfer to the West End’s Phoenix Theatre from Mon 20 Mar for a limited six week run. Full transfer info>
Please note for this production we have limited the number of tickets any one booker can purchase to a maximum of six tickets per person across the whole run
Approx. 2 hours & 45 mins, incl. an interval
Book by calling Box Office on 020 7359 4404 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Audio Described Sat 28 Jan 2pm (Touch Tour 12.15pm)
Captioned Mon 9 Jan 7.30pm
Relaxed Environment Wed 25 Jan 2pm
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Cast & Creatives
All concession tickets are limited and subject to availability. Proof of eligibility is required. Concessions in the final week of performances are only valid for D/deaf and disabled bookings. More info
If you are aged 30 or under, you can book a £15 ticket (£20 on selected dates) for seats that are normally £30 or £35. Applicable on all performances except Fri & Sat evenings.
Book a £25 ticket (£30 on selected performances) for seats that are normally £30 or £35 on all performances except Fri & Sat evenings. This concession is also for £43.50 seats on matinee performances.
If you live or work in the Islington area you can book best available seats for £25 for performances from Sat 17 – Mon 19 Dec & Wed 21 Dec, subject to availability. Enter promo code ISFIRST when selecting your seats. Find applicable postcodes here.
Use code BLUELIGHT when selecting your seats to book £25 tickets (£30 on selected performances) for seats that are normally £30 or £35 on all performances except Fri & Sat evenings. This concession is also for £43.50 seats on matinee performances. Limited to 2 tickets per person.
Talks & Events
After Mon 23 Jan performance.
A post-show talk with members of the company. Free to same-day ticket holders.
Almeida For Free
Thu 19 Jan 7.30pm
A free performance for those aged 25 and under. More info>
There will be schools only performances held on Wed 4 Jan 7.30pm and Wed 11 Jan 2pm.
A Streetcar Named Desire is presented by special arrangement with The University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee. Copyright 1947, 1947, 1953, 1947 renewed 1975, 1975, 1982 and 1976 by The University of the South.
Cover photo by Marc Brenner.