NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire

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United Kingdom | 2014 | 180 Minutes with intermission | Benedict Andrews

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.

Special Engagement
$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