Great Expectations reunion: A Streetcar Named Desire

Just the day when NBC has confirmed that there will not be a second series of Crisis (one of our article about the series with One Tree Hill star James Lafferty), the beautiful Gillian Anderson has been announced in the cast of the new production of Tennessee Williams‘ Pulitzer Prize-winning A Streetcar Named Desire.

Anderson will be reunite in the cast with Vanessa Kirby few years after BBC’s adaptation of Great Expectations, also starring Ray Winstone (Noah, our review and the live from London première) and Douglas Booth (Posh, Life at these speeds, read our exclusive).

In the play, at The Young Vic also Ben Foster (Alpha Dog).

Anderson made her West End debut in 2002 in the world premiere of Michael Weller‘s What the Night Is For for which she won a WhatsOnStage Award

The play tells about southern belle Blanche DuBois (Anderson), whose arrival at the home of her sister Stella (Kirby) and her husband Stanley (Foster) upseting their marital dynamic.

The story was transferred to the big screen in 1951 with  Marlon Brando.

The production runs from 23 July – 6 September 2014 and is directed by  Benedict Andrews, who staged Three Sisters at the same theatre in 2012 already with Vanessa Kirby in the cast.


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