National Theatre at Home: A Streetcar Named Desire
National Theatre is switching to its YouTube channel. Under the banner of National Theatre at Home, every Thursday 7pm will see a new National Theatre play released – free to watch for one week.
Streaming from 7pm Thursday 21 May. Available until 28 May.
A Streetcar Named Desire
by Tennessee Williams
direction Benedict Williams
A Young Vic and Joshua Andrews co-production
‘I don’t want realism. I want magic!’
Gillian Anderson (The X-Files, The Fall, Sex Education) plays Blanche DuBois with Ben Foster (Lone Survivor, Kill Your Darlings) as Stanley and Vanessa Kirby (The Crown, Mission Impossible) as Stella.
As Blanche’s 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.
BBFC rated 15 when released in cinema. Contains scenes featuring sexual violence and domestic abuse.
“Never have I seen a production of the play that was so raw in its emotion, so violent and so deeply upsetting – Gillian Anderson giving the performance of her career. An absolute knock-out.”
“Benedict Andrews’ version steams off the stage with pain, excitement and clamour”
“Foster as Stanley matches Miss Anderson blow for blow in their big showdowns…Kirby is touchingly vulnerable as Stella”