A Streetcar Named Desire
Rapture Theatre is bringing a sultry and classy production of the timeless American masterpiece 'A Streetcar Named Desire' to the Palace on the 1 & 2 September.
The Tennessee Williams classic will be familiar from the 1951 film version, adapted from the Pullitzer Prize winning play and starring Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh.
Fading southern rose Blanche DuBois seeks solace with her sister, Stella, after her world crumbles; but her downward spiral brings her face to face with Stella's husband, the brutal and unforgiving Stanley Kowalski. As tempratutures soar and passions rise, Blanche and Stanley are locked in a battle for Stella's soul and Blanche's sanity.
Last seen as Judy, Christopher’s mother in the National Theatre’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Gina Isaac leads the cast as Blanche, with Joseph Black, whose most recent work includes Cheek by Jowl’s The Winter’s Tale, as Stanley. Kazeem Tosin Amore (Hamlet in Brixton) will play Mitch and Michelle Chantelle Hopewell (Sister Act), Eunice. Multi-award winning Scottish actor Billy Mack will appear as Steve and critically-acclaimed Scottish actress and theatre-maker Julia Taudevin takes on the pivotal role of Stella. Completing the cast will be Steven Scott-Fitzgerald, Paul Kozinski, Gary Nelson and Liz Drewett.
Director Michael Emans said, “I am thrilled to have assembled such an eclectic and highly-talented cast to join me on the dark and disturbing journey into the passionate, whirlwind world of Streetcar. I hope that, together, we will create a powerful new perspective on one of the greatest masterpieces of theatre.”
This is a rare opportunity to see this iconic play brought to life by Scotland's leading touring theatre company. Featuring a live score and a cast of Scotland's finest performers, don't miss this dazzling trip into the whilrwind world of New Orleans.
Tickets only £9.50/£8 concession are available form box office 01563 554900 or online here.