Cast: Nardini Desires, Wrath & Harewood’s King
As previously announced, the revival stars Rachel Weisz as fading southern belle Blanche DuBois, with Ruth Wilson as her pregnant sister Stella who is married to Elliot Cowan’s brutish Stanley Kowalski.
Nardini and Milner (who was last at the Donmar in Ashford’s production of Parade play Eunice and Steve Hubbel. The company also includes Barnaby Kay as Blanche’s would-be suitor Mitch, Jack Ashton, Charles Daish, Judy Hepburn and Luke Rutherford.
First seen in 1947, Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play had its last major London production at the National Theatre in 2002, when Glenn Close and Iain Glen played Blanche and Stanley, the parts immortalised in the 1951 film by Vivien Leigh and Marlon Brando.
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- by Terri Paddock