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.
Almeida Associate Director Rebecca Frecknall’s “heartstopping” (The Telegraph) revival of Tennessee Williams’ masterpiece transfers to the West End for a limited six week run.
Patsy Ferran (“astonishingly good” Time Out) returns as Blanche DuBois, with Paul Mescal (“tremendous” The Times) as Stanley and Anjana Vasan (“outstanding” New York Times) as Stella in this “mesmerising” (The i) production.
Trigger warnings: This production contains xenophobic language, domestic violence, alcoholism, mental health difficulties including anxiety and depression, as well as references to suicide and sexual assault.
Special effects: Sudden loud noises, haze and the smoking of herbal cigarettes.
Audio Described Performance - Saturday 15 Apr 2023 14:30
Captioned Performance - Tuesday 18 Apr 2023 19:30
Age guidance 14+ For all performances anyone aged under 16 must be accompanied by an adult over 18.
Now taking bookings for performances up until Sat 6th May 2023.
Show times for each day are below.
Bus routes: (Charing Cross Road) 14, 24, 29, 176; (Shaftesbury Avenue) 19, 38
Night buses: (Charing Cross Road) 14, 24, 176 N29, N41, N279; (Shaftesbury Avenue) N5, N19, N20, N38
Nearest rail: Euston
Tube lines: Central, Northern
Nearest tube: Tottenham Court Road
Directions from Tottenham Court Road :
(3mins) Take Tottenham Court Road south (towards Leicester Square) and the theatre will be on your left after 100 metres.
Car park: Chinatown (5mins)
In congestion zone?: Yes
Infrared hearing loop
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A Streetcar Named Desire
Phoenix Theatre, London
Running until: Sat 6th May 2023
Running time: 2 hours & 45 mins including an interval