American classic is given new lease of life at King’s

A Streetcar Named Desire
A Streetcar Named Desire
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PREPARE to be transported to the sensual, sultry surroundings of New Orleans at The King’s next week as Rapture Theatre Company return with their new touring production of Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer-prize-winning play A Streetcar Named Desire.

The iconic American masterpiece tells the story of Southern Belle Blanche DuBois.

When Blanche seeks solace with her sister, Stella, after her world starts to crumble, her downward spiral brings her face-to-face with Stella’s husband - the sexy but brutal Stanley Kowalski.

As temperatures soar and passions rise, Blanche and Stanley battle for Stella’s soul.

Streetcar was immortalised in film by Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh.

This new production, features a cast of 10 under Michael Emans’ direction and follows his success earlier this year with Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?

The cast includes Gina Isaac as Blanche and Joseph Black as Stanley.

“I’m 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,” says Emans.

He adds, “This year, the 70th anniversary of the play’s original production, we celebrate the timelessness of Streetcar.

“It presents us with an unflinchingly bold examination of sexual politics and prejudice, morality and identity that resonates powerfully today.

“It highlights the topic of mental illness and the tensions between an ‘immigrant’ diaspora and the ‘native’ population.”

A Streetcar Named Desire, King’s Theatre, Leven Street, Tuesday 3-Saturday 7 October, 7.30pm (matinees 2.30pm), £18-£31.50, 0131 529 6000