NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire
October 3 - 9, 2014
The fastest-selling production in the Young Vic's history, Tennessee Williams' timeless masterpiece A Streetcar Named Desire returns with Gillian Anderson as Blanche DuBois, Ben Foster as Stanley and Vanessa Kirby as Stella.
$20 | $15 Members | $19 Seniors & Youth
SIFF Passes, Vouchers, and other discounts are not valid
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.
Director Benedict Andrews returns to the Young Vic following his Critics' Circle Award-winning "Three Sisters", with a production that is earning raves for his visionary re-imaging of the classic play–now set in the present time and staged in the round on a constantly revolving stage. The chemistry and sometiems violent energy between the actors is a spellbinding experience, with Gillian Anderson’s shatteringly powerful performance being praised as the best of her career.
"Gripping. Gillian Anderson is unmissable." - Evening Standard
"An absolute knock-out. Raw, emotional and deeply unsettling. Gillian Anderson gives the performance of her career." - Daily Telegraph
Read an interview with Gillian Anderson and Ben Foster about their work on the production at The Daily Telegraph
Also screening: Elia Kazan’s classic film version of A Streetcar Named Desire.
- Director: Benedict Andrews
- Principal Cast: Gillian Anderson, Ben Foster, Vanessa Kirby
- Country: United Kingdom
- Year: 2014
- Running Time: 180 Minutes with intermission
- Website: National Theatre Website
- Language: English
- Format: DCP
- US Distributor: National Theatre Live