See it if You want to see brilliant performers at the top of their game in a classic play
Don't see it if You don't like long plays.
See it if you wanna see a potential olivier winning show and performances
Don't see it if you hate plays
See it if you're interested in an incredible take on a classic, performed and directed with such clarity and vivacity.
Don't see it if you don't like Tennessee Williams plays.
See it if Stripped back staging allows focus on the story and a different side of Blanche than is usually seen in this play.
Don't see it if You hate T Williams
See it if Strong performances
Don't see it if Triggering stuff
See it if This is the show of 2022, best acting and direction I’ve seen in a while.
Don't see it if It’s very minimalist, so that may not go down well with everyone.
See it if you want to see a classic on stage.
Don't see it if you aren't familiar with the play. Read more
See it if Paul Mescal as he TERRIFIC
Don't see it if if you cant sit for 90 mins before an interval
"Tennessee Williams doesn’t do happy endings but this production represents a triumph over disaster. Frecknall proves herself again to be a director of great vision and invention."
"The evening falls short of Summer and Smoke’s revelations, but grips with the intensity of a bad dream."
"For all its clever artifice and non-naturalism, it is the power of these performances that gives this production its fierce and dangerous energy."
"This Streetcar isn't quite as revelatory as that extraordinary production. But it is nevertheless a thoughtful and insightful look at a great and emotional play...and where the fear of both can tear a woman's mind to shreds."
"Not an ounce of 'great theatre' stiffness here: this is raw, poetic, painful and plausible. Funny, too."
"This is ferociously gripping, aesthetically astute, complex and compassionate – a well-worn drama turned into a searingly intimate journey into personal hell, its sufferings tricked out in lurid fantasy yet horribly, and compellingly, real."
"This production’s approach to foregrounding ... themes with extraneous bells and whistles rather crowds out the the luminous prose in the text."
"For a play that we usually think of as full of heightened emotion, Frecknall’s version feels deftly controlled and all the more effective for it. It takes a while to build in the first half but, once it does, it’s masterful."