Almeida Theatre’s production of A Streetcar Named Desire transfers to Phoenix Theatre

Paul Mescal, Patsy Ferran, Anjana Vasan and Dwane Walcott will reprise their roles in the West End transfer of A Streetcar Named Desire for 6 weeks only at the Phoenix Theatre.

A Streetcar Named Desire
Paul Mescal and Anjana Vasan. Photo: Marc Brenner

Almeida Theatre’s sell-out production of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire is to transfer to the Phoenix Theatre, London for six weeks only from 20 March 2023.


Paul Mescal, just nominated for an Oscar and a BAFTA for his leading role in the film Aftersun, and best known for his BAFTA-winning role in Normal People, Olivier Award winner Patsy Ferran (Summer & Smoke), Anjana Vasan (We Are Lady Parts) and Dwane Walcott (One Night in Miami, Our Girl) will continue in the roles of Stanley, Blanche, Stella and Harold ‘Mitch’ Mitchell respectively, in the production’s transfer to the West End. A Streetcar Named Desire is directed by Rebecca Frecknall (Cabaret, Summer & Smoke).

Paul Mescalk and Anjana Vasan. Photo: Marc Brenner

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.

Streetcar Named Desire
Paul Mescal and Patsy Ferran. Photo: Marc Brenner

Almeida Associate Director Rebecca Frecknall’s “heart-stopping” (The Telegraph) revival of Tennessee Williams’ masterpiece transfers to the West End for a limited six week run. 

Paul Mescal said “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”.

This is the first production Rebecca has directed following the multi-award-winning production of Cabaret, for which she won the Olivier Award and Critics’ Circle Theatre Award for Best Director (the production won seven Olivier Awards in total).

Paul Mescal
Paul Mescal. Photo: Marc Brenner

Rebecca Frecknall, Director, 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.”

A Streetcar Named Desire’s creative team is as follows: Director: Rebecca Frecknall; Set Designer: Madeleine Girling; Costume Designer: Merle Hensel; Lighting Designer: Lee Curran; Sound Designer: Peter Rice: Composer: Angus MacRae and Casting Director: Julia Horan CDG.

A Streetcar Named Desire is produced by Ambassador Theatre Group Productions the Almeida Theatre, Wessex Grove and Gavin Kalin productions.



Phoenix Theatre
Charing Cross Road,
London, WC2H OJP

Running Time:
2 hrs and 45 mins including a 20 minute interval

Age Recommendation: Recommended for ages 14+. This 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.

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