Full casting has been announced for Rebecca Frecknall’s production of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire, which plays at the Almeida Theatre from 10 December 2022 – 4 February 2023.
The cast includes Paul Mescal (Normal People) as Stanley, Anjana Vasan (Summer and Smoke, West End) as Stella, and Lydia Wilson (The Duchess of Malfi, Almeida) as Blanche.
Completing the cast are Eduardo Ackerman, Ralph Davis (Blue/Orange, Theatre Royal Bath), Janet Etuk (An Improbable Musical, Royal & Derngate), Gabriela García (West Side Story, Royal Exchange), Tom Penn (Midnight Movie, Royal Court), Jabez Sykes (Rock/Paper/Scissors, Sheffield Theatres) and Dwane Walcott (Henry V, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre).
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.
The production has set design by Madeleine Girling, costumes by Merle Hensel, lighting by Lee Curran, sound by Peter Rice, composition by Angus MacRae, and casting by Julia Horan CDG.
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