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The Verdict Reviews: What Do Critics Think of A Streetcar Named Desire at London's Almeida?

The Tennessee Williams classic features Normal People's Paul Mescal.

Jabez Sykes, Anjana Vasan and company of A Streetcar Named Desire Marc Brenner

Reviews of London's newest production of A Streetcar Named Desire, which opened in December but delayed press performances due to the last-minute replacement of injured original star Lydia Wilson, are in.

Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning drama tells the story of what happens when southern belle Blanche DuBois moves to New Orleans to live with her sister, Stella, and her brutish brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski, in a dingy apartment.

The production, which is directed by Olivier winner Rebecca Frecknell, stars Paul Mescal (Normal People, Aftersun) as Stanley Kowalski, Anjana Vasan as Stella DuBois, and Patsy Ferran as Blanche DuBois, who stepped into the role with only a few days notice. They are joined by Dwane Walcott, Eduardo Ackerman, Ralph Davis, Janet Etuk, Gabriela García, Tom Penn, and Jabez Sykes.

Read the reviews here.

Evening Standard (Nick Curtis)

The Guardian (Arifa Akbar)

The Hollywood Reporter (Demetrios Matheou)

The Independent (Jessie Thompson)

The New York Times (Matt Wolf)

The Stage (Sam Marlowe) *

The Telegraph (Dominic Cavendish)

The Times (Dominic Maxwell) *

Time Out (Andrzej Lukowski)

WhatsOnStage (Sarah Crompton)

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Playbill will continue to update this list as reviews come in.

The production opened December 20, 2022, after having begun previews December 10, and will run through February 4.

The creative team consists of set designer Madeleine Girling, costume designer Merle Hensel, lighting designer Lee Curran, sound designer Peter Rice, composer Angus MacRae, and casting director Julia Horan.

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