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On a street in New Orleans, in the blistering summer heat, a sister spirals.
When Blanche unexpectedly visits her estranged sister Stella, she brings with her a past that will threaten their future. As Stella’s husband Stanley stalks closer to the truth, Blanche's fragile world begins to fracture. Reality and illusion collide and a violent conflict changes their lives forever.
Almeida Associate Director Rebecca Frecknall’s “heartstopping” (The Telegraph) revival of Tennessee Williams’ masterpiece transfers to the West End for a limited six week run.
Patsy Ferran (“astonishingly good” Time Out) returns as Blanche DuBois, with Paul Mescal (“tremendous” The Times) as Stanley and Anjana Vasan (“outstanding” New York Times) as Stella in this “mesmerising” (The i) production.
Age restrictionThis production is suitable for ages 14+. Under 5s will not be admitted. Under 16s must be accompanied by and sat with an adult 18+.
Running time2 hours and 45 minutes, including one interval.
Performance dates20 March - 6 May 2023
ContentThis production contains xenophobic language, domestic violence, alcoholism, mental health difficulties including anxiety and depression, as well as references to suicide and sexual assault. It also includes sudden loud noises, haze and the smoking of herbal cigarettes.
AccessCaptioned performance: Tuesday 18 Apr 2023 at 19:30 , Audio Described performance: Saturday 15 Apr 2023 at 14:30
Venue InformationPhoenix Theatre110 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0JP
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My Neighbour Totoro and A Streetcar Named Desire take centre stage at this year’s Olivier Awards!
Out of an incredible nine nominations, My Neighbour Totoro, the magical stage adaptation of Studio Ghibli’s cult animated film, took home six awards at last night’s ceremony, including Best Entertainment or Comedy Play, and Best Director.
Jodie Comer and Paul Mescal picked up the prestigious Best Actress and Best Actor awards for their West End debuts in Prima Facie and A Streetcar Named Desire respectively. The Killing Eve and Normal People stars were in great company, with 16 of the 18 winners receiving their first Olivier award at last night's ceremony.
Mescal's co-star Anjana Vasan won Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance, while Will Keen, also appearing at the Almeida, won in his densely packed category (there were a total of 10 actors nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role thanks to the 6 nominated Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy performers) for his turn in Patriots.
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3 Apr, 2023 | By Sian McBride