A Streetcar Named Desire (Almeida Theatre)
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A Streetcar Named Desire (Almeida Theatre)

A Streetcar Named Desire (Almeida Theatre) London Reviews and Tickets

(21 Ratings)
Members say
Absorbing, Great acting, Ambitious, Clever, Edgy

About the Show

Rebecca Frecknall directs this adaptation of Tennessee Williams' seminal work.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (21)

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198 Reviews | 37 Followers
Thought-provoking, Epic, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you wanna see a potential olivier winning show and performances

Don't see it if you hate plays

53 Reviews | 6 Followers
Enchanting, Clever, Ambitious, Entertaining, Absorbing

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.

176 Reviews | 11 Followers
Must see, Masterful, Great acting, Edgy, Absorbing

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.

54 Reviews | 6 Followers
Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

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.

99 Reviews | 9 Followers
Ambitious, Absorbing

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

55 Reviews | 2 Followers
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Strong performances

Don't see it if Triggering stuff

38 Reviews | 2 Followers
Great acting, Profound, Masterful, Great writing, Edgy

See it if You want to see some great performances, and a new staging of this classic play

Don't see it if You don't want to watch anything too heavy

21 Reviews | 0 Followers
Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a classic play acted beautifully

Don't see it if You don’t like long, character driven plays

Critic Reviews (8)

The London Evening Standard
January 13th, 2023

"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."
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The Guardian (UK)
January 13th, 2023

"For all its clever artifice and non-naturalism, it is the power of these performances that gives this production its fierce and dangerous energy."
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The Telegraph (UK)
January 12th, 2023

"The evening falls short of Summer and Smoke’s revelations, but grips with the intensity of a bad dream."
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January 13th, 2023

"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."
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The Times (UK)
January 13th, 2023

"Not an ounce of 'great theatre' stiffness here: this is raw, poetic, painful and plausible. Funny, too."
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The Stage (UK)
January 13th, 2023

"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."
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The Arts Desk
January 13th, 2023

"This production’s approach to foregrounding ... themes with extraneous bells and whistles rather crowds out the the luminous prose in the text."
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The Independent (UK)
January 14th, 2023

"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."
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