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Portrait of the three lead actors of the Young Vic's A Streetcar Named Desire

National Theatre At Home presents

A Streetcar Named Desire

by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Benedict Andrews

A Young Vic / Joshua Andrews co-production

From Thu 21 May at 7pm until Thu 28 May at 7pm

Running Time: 2 hours and 55 minutes with a very short interval

BBFC rating 15 when released in cinema. Contains scenes featuring sexual violence and domestic abuse.

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National Theatre at Home: A Streetcar Named Desire

‘I don’t want realism. I want magic!’

Gillian Anderson (The X-Files, The Fall, Sex Education) plays Blanche DuBois with Ben Foster (Lone Survivor, Kill Your Darlings) as Stanley and Vanessa Kirby (The Crown, Mission Impossible 7) as Stella.

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. 

This acclaimed production, directed by Benedict Andrews, was captured live at the Young Vic in 2014 by National Theatre Live. You can watch it on the National Theatre's YouTube channel from 7pm UK time on Thursday 21 May for one week. 

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Did you know?

The Young Vic’s critically-acclaimed productions of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, A Streetcar Named Desire and Yerma are part of the National Theatre Collection – a resource which makes the best of British Theatre available worldwide to libraries, schools, universities and the wider education sector.

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

Production photography by Johan Persson. 

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 

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