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Donmar Warehouse
Earlham Street WC2H 9LD
A Streetcar Named Desire -
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Show Details
Preview 23rd Jul 09
Opens 28th Jul 09
Closes 3rd Oct 09
Show Times
Mon - Sat 7.30 pm
Matinée Thurs &Sat 2.30 pm



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BAXTER'S THEATRELAND BY NIGHT
A classic viewing of all the Theatreland play houses by night. The authentic commentary, by Ben Shafik - a player himself - gives an authentic feel to the West End's theatres - and is backed by real music.
Next version will be more upbeat as, suggested, to celebrate Britannia's unbeatable heritage.
(Over 6000 viewings and all good reviews to date).
Let us know what you think.


A note from the author

I took these pictures to show off London theatres as they are seen -most often - by theatre goers, at night.

Thanks to Ben Shafik for his lighthearted and informative commentary and Fionn O'Lochlainn for the original music.

Watch out for the new version with current liveries and the names of the theatres as they appear.

Baxter

 

Tennessee Williams wrote this play which originally opened in Broadway New York in 1947 and had a successful run of two years starring Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh.

The play was an inverted romance in which the expected outcome of a beautiful and alluring lady from the South has to face the consequences of her past - and worse still trying to hide her past from her sister and raw immigrant worker brother in law. The play started a epoch of dramas in which reality meant brutal and often careless interactions between lovers.

Tennessee Williams crossed many boundaries in his raw depictions of the lowest and least tender renditions of love between men and women who have fallen victim to their over indulgence, neurosis and drink .

Story
Blanche DuBois - the un-heroine turns up at her sister's home in a poor part of New Orleans - a far cry from the crumbling grandeur she has left behind in the South. Hoping for comfort and a new start when she escapes her past she only exacerbates her misfortune by lying to hide it and is consequently brutalised and tormented by Stanley, her sister's husband as a result.

She escapes her own pain by becoming delusional. The play is a classic in it's own right having won many awards and contributing to the careers of actors who played the parts. The run in the Donmar is no exception having sold out all the tickets and been acclaimed as a great production.


Cast
Rachel Weisz  - Blanche DuBois
Elliot Cowan - Stanley
Jack Ashton  - Young Collect
Barnaby Kay  - Mitch
Ruth Wilson - Stella 
• Daniela Nardini - Eunice Hubbel
Charles Daish -  Doctor 
• Judy Hepburn - Matron
• Gary Milner - Steve Hubbel 
Luke Rutherford  - Pablo

Director - Rob Ashford • Design - Christopher Oram
Lighting - Neil Austin • Sound - Adam Cork
Producer     Donmar Warehouse
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