Following its successful run at the Almeida Theatre, A Streetcar Named Desire will transfer to the West End this spring at the Phoenix Theatre for a six-week season starring Paul Mescal from March 20th to April 29th.
Tennessee Williams’s play, A Streetcar Named Desire follows sisters Blanche and Stella who are reunited in New Orleans only to see illusions and reality collide for the fractious pair, which is accentuated when Stella’s husband Stanley uncovers some hidden truths.
Paul Mescal reprises the role of Stanley in the West End and commented on the appointment, stating: “I’m incredibly excited that Streetcar is being transferred to the West End with this formidable cast and creative team, led by the exceptionally talented Rebecca Frecknall. It’s my favourite play and it’s wonderful to be able to share it with a wider audience”.
Olivier Award-winner Patsy Ferran reprises the role of Blanche DuBois, with Dwane Walcott as Harold ‘Mitch’ Mitchell and Anjana Vasan as Stella.
A Streetcar Named Desire will be directed by Rebecca Frecknall who recently took charge of both the seven-time Olivier-winning Cabaret revival at the Kit Kat Club, and the Tennesee Williams play Summer and Smoke, which also starred Ferran.
Speaking of the West End transfer, Frecknall said: “I’m thrilled we will have the opportunity to share this production with a wider audience. It’s a testament to this fantastic company and incredible play. It’s been moving to see how audiences have responded to our work and I’m excited to see how the piece will evolve in the West End”.
The production will feature sound design by Peter Rice, costume design by Merle Hensel, set design by Madeleine Girling, and lighting design by Lee Curran.
Booking & Theatre Info For A Streetcar Named Desire
The Phoenix Theatre is a medium size West End theatre with a capacity of 1028 seats. The venue benefits from a deep auditorium that has a tall and narrow feel to it but there are thankfully few obstructions to the view of the stage and due to the raking of the seating the stage can be seen clearly from most seats.
The best seats in the theatre are located in the mid-centre of the Stalls, most specifically in rows C-K which offer clear, unobstructed views of the whole stage and have good legroom. Seats in the front rows of the Dress Circle also offer excellent panoramic views of the stage for those who prefer to view the stage from an elevated position.
For those on a budget or looking for value and cheap A Streetcar Named Desire tickets, sitting towards the end of rows offers excellent, and often discounted views of the stage and as there is only a very slight curve around the stage there is still a good view of the stage even from the very end of a row. The Grand Circle also offers good value for money with completely clear views of the stage for a very reasonable price