Young Vic’s A Streetcar Named Desire streamed as part of National Theatre at home

Last Updated on 15th May 2020

The Young Vic’s production of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire starring Gillian Anderson is to be streamed on YouTube on Thursday 21 May at 7pm BST as part of National Theatre at Home.

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Gillian Anderson as Blanche Dubois. Photo: Johan Persson

The 2014 NT Live broadcast of the Young Vic and Joshua Andrews co-production of Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece A Streetcar Named Desire, directed by Benedict Andrews. The cast includes Gillian Anderson as Blanche, Ben Foster as Stanley and Vanessa Kirby as Stella.

The critically-acclaimed production, captured live from the Young Vic theatre, remains the fastest-selling production in Young Vic history.

As Blanche’s (Gillian Anderson) fragile world crumbles, she turns to her sister Stella (Vanessa Kirby) for solace – but her downward spiral brings her face to face with the brutal, unforgiving Stanley Kowalski (Ben Foster).

During this unprecedented time which has seen the closure of theatres, cinemas and schools, National Theatre at Home is providing access to content online for audiences to watch from their homes.Audiences around the world can stream NT Live productions for free via YouTube every Thursday at 7.00pm BST and they will then be available on demand for seven days.

Recent broadcasts include Cyrano de Bergerac with James McAvoy, Present Laughter with Andrew Scott, Fleabag with Phoebe Waller-Bridge, All My Sons with Sally Field and Bill Pullman, All About Eve with Gillian Anderson and Lily James, Antony and Cleopatra with Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo, Julius Caesar with David Morrissey and Ben Whishaw, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof with Sienna Miller.

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