Running Time 1hr 50mins
A new landmark Radio 3 production of Tennessee Williams’ iconic play, starring Anne Marie Duff.
Anne-Marie Duff stars as Blanche DuBois in BBC Radio 3’s landmark production of Tennessee Williams’ masterpiece.
Tennessee Williams’s iconic play tells the story of a catastrophic confrontation between fantasy and reality, embodied in the characters of Blanche DuBois and Stanley Kowalski.
Blanche DuBois arrives unexpectedly on the doorstep of her sister Stella and her explosive brother-in-law Stanley. Over the course of one hot and steamy New Orleans summer, Blanche’s fragile façade slowly crumbles, wreaking havoc
on Stella and Stanley’s already turbulent relationship…
Embodying the turmoil and drama of a changing nation, A Streetcar Named Desire strips Williams’s tortured characters of their illusions, leaving a wake of destruction in their path.
Tennessee Williams’s 1947 drama is one of the most loved and well-known stage plays of the 20th century. It won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award in 1948, and the 1951 film adaptation picked
up four Oscars. In this compelling radio dramatisation, Blanche is played by Olivier Award-winning actress Anne-Marie Duff, with a stellar cast including Matthew Needham as Stanley and Pippa Bennett-Warner as Stella.
Blanche: Anne-Marie Duff
Stella: Pippa Bennett-Warner
Stanley: Matthew Needham
Mitch: John Heffernan
Steve: David Sturzaker
Eunice: Sarah Ridgeway
Pablo: John Dougal
Mexican Woman: Leila Arias
Collector: Tom Forrister
Nurse: Georgie Glen
Dramatised by Sarah Churchwell
Produced and directed by Sasha Yevtushenko
Tennessee Williams (Thomas Lanier Williams) was born in 1911 in Mississippi where he was brought up before moving to St Louis. He studied at the Universities of Washington and Iowa, and in New York while embarking on a career as a playwright. He achieved popular and critical success with many of his plays including The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. He also wrote a novella, and some collections of poems and
His Memoirs appeared in 1975. He died in 1983.