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A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire

by Tennessee Williams 

A Young Vic / Joshua Andrews co-production  

23 Jul -  19 Sept 2014

Main House

A Streetcar Named Desire is generously supported by Bruno Wang and an anonymous donor.  

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Day seats available, read more here.

A Streetcar Named Desire will be broadcast live to over 1,000 cinemas around the world on Tuesday 16 September by National Theatre Live. Find your nearest venue and book tickets here.

Show information

“I don’t want realism. I want magic!”

Gillian Anderson is Blanche DuBois, Ben Foster is Stanley and Vanessa Kirby is Stella in Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece.

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. Visionary director Benedict Andrews returns to the Young Vic following his Critics’ Circle Award-winning Three Sisters.

★ ★ ★ ★
'Absurdly good'
Evening Standard on Benedict Andrews’ Three Sisters

★ ★ ★ ★
'I was blown away'
Daily Mail on Benedict Andrews’ Three Sisters

A Streetcar Named Desire will be broadcast live to over 1,000 cinemas around the world on Tuesday 16 September by National Theatre Live. Find your nearest venue and book tickets here

Click here to see what audiences have being saying about the show so far.


Monday - Saturday: 7:30pm 
Wednesday & Saturday matinees: 2:30pm


Tickets: £10, £19.50, £25, £35

A limited number of discounts are available for each performance. Early booking is advised.


Click here to find out more about the Young Vic's seating policy, and about what to expect when you arrive at the Young Vic.

Food & drink

The Cut Bar & Restaurant at the Young Vic serves an inspired mix of classic and original play-themed dishes create an exciting menu from fresh, free-range and organic ingredients. 

Visit The Cut Bar's website.


In the press

Gillian Anderson and Vanessa Kirby take time out from rehearsals to speak to Time Out 

Benedict Andrews discusses directing A Streetcar Named Desire with the Financial Times 

"Sparks are flying... in a good way!" the Independent on Sunday meets Benedict Andrews during rehearsals

Gillian Anderson and Ben Foster tell The Telegraph about playing Blanche and Stanley

"What I love about Stella is that she knows herself so well" Vanessa Kirby talks to the Mail on Sunday 

"I was the inspiration for Blanche DuBois" legendary theatre critic Blanche Marvin talks the Independent on Sunday 

"From Gillian Anderson to Vivien Leigh: Streetcar's Blanche DuBois in pictures" on The Guardian 

A hot prospect: Gillian Anderson tells The Sunday Times (£) about wanting to play Blanche DuBois since high school 

Read about NT Live's broadcast of A Streetcar Named Desire to cinemas worldwide on The Guardian

"Rehearsal pics: Gillian Anderson and cast prepare to board Young Vic Streetcar" on Whatsonstage

Direction Benedict Andrews
Design Magda Willi
Costumes Victoria Behr
Light Jon Clark
Sound Paul Arditti
Music Alex Baranowski
UK Casting Maggie Lunn CDG and Camilla Evans CDG
US Casting Jim Carnahan CSA

Gillian Anderson
Clare Burt
Lachele Carl
Branwell Donaghey
Otto Farrant
Ben Foster
Nicholas Gecks
Troy Glasgow
Stephanie Jacob
Corey Johnson
Vanessa Kirby
Claire Prempeh

Access performances

Audio described performance
26 Aug 7.30pm

Captioned performance
2 Sep 7.30pm

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