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Jason Allen 13/09/22


A Streetcar Named Desire

NOTE: Unfortunately, A Streetcar Named Desire has sold out. We’ll let you know if they release any more show dates. Otherwise, you may be able to get tickets if you queue up for returns on the day.

Up until recently, Googling ‘Paul Mescal’ and ‘desire’ would likely to have landed you neck-deep in some, shall we say colourful fan-fiction. 

A Street Car Named Desire

But forget about Normal People, Connell, and his chain for a moment, if you can, because Mescal is bringing his brooding presence, his rippling torso, and his considerable acting prowess to A Streetcar Named Desire – Tennessee Williams’ masterful tale of fear and loathing in New Orleans – which opens at the Almeida on December 10th

Mescal is, of course, stepping into the shoes (and, crucially, vest) of Stanley Kowalski, that melting-pot of enraged and agonised masculinity which immediately made a young Marlon Brando one of the most desired humans in the known universe. Opposite Mescal, in the equally-iconic role of fragile Southern Belle fantasist Blanche DuBois, is Lydia Wilson (she of The Duchess of Malfi and Flack), whilst Anjana Vasan, of C4’s brilliant Lady Parts, plays Stanley’s wife Stella (Stella!!!!). 

Almeida Associate Director, Rebecca Frecknall, takes the helm following her acclaimed 2018 production of another Tennessee Williams classic, the little-performed Summer And Smoke, which transferred from the Almeida to the West End. So it’s in safe hands. 

Mescal is ascending the fame ladder fast, so tickets to this are likely to be hotter than a summer in the New Orleans French Quarter when you’re sharing a small apartment with your younger sister and her new husband (say). It’s clearly the Christmas treat you deserve, so  book yourself a ticket, post-haste…

…and don’t depend on the kindness of strangers.

 

NOTE: A Streetcar Named Desire plays at the Almeida from December 10th 2022 – February 4th 2023 | Book tickets here

Main image: Ste Murray

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A Streetcar Named Desire


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