Maxine Peake in

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE

  • By Tennessee Williams. Directed by Sarah Frankcom.
  • 8 September 2016 - 15 October 2016
  • The Theatre

I don't want realism. I want magic!

In the New Orleans house of Stanley and Stella Kowalski, a visitor arrives. Debt has sunk the family home in Mississippi and Stella’s fragile sister Blanche is coming to stay.

As the summer heat floats up from the sidewalk and the liquor gets poured, Blanche invades her sister’s marriage and ignites a dark and violent conflict with the brooding and bullish Stanley.

Associate Artist Maxine Peake takes on the iconic role of Blanche DuBois, a woman living on stories of a glamorous past but frightened of what the future might hold.

Reunited with Exchange Artistic Director Sarah Frankcom, following their critically acclaimed productions of Hamlet and The Skriker, the pair take on Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer-Prize winning masterpiece.

"This is an earthquake of a play that lays bare the extremes and contradictions of being human: desire and love, truth and delusion, hope and despair. I’m thrilled that this production will build on my creative collaboration with Maxine Peake. She’s a rare and fearless actor. I am positive we will create something electrifying for our intimate and unique space." Sarah Frankcom, Director

  • Event Information
  • VENUE: The Theatre

    PERFORMANCE DATES: Saturday 8 September - Saturday 15 October 2016

    PERFORMANCE TIMES: 
    Evenings, 7.30pm
    Matinees, 2.30pm

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    TICKET PRICES: 

    Standard tickets from £16.50
    Half price previews from £5
    Banquette tickets £10

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    BOOK TICKETS: Box Office 0161 833 9833 / online  

    Groups & schools booking
    Due to high demand we no longer able to offer group discounted tickets for this production.

    RUNNING TIME: Approximately 3 hours and 15 minutes (including 20 minute interval)

  • Creative Team
  • DIRECTOR Sarah Frankcom
    DESIGNER Fly Davis
    SOUND DESIGNER Peter Rice
    LIGHTING DESIGNER Jack Knowles
    MOVEMENT DIRECTOR Polly Bennett

  • Related Events
  • FOR ROYAL EXCHANGE MEMBERS

    MEMBERS' CAST Q&A
    Friday 14th October

    AFTER SHOW DISCUSSION

    Thursday 13th October (after 7.30pm performance)

    INTRODUCING...

    Pre-show, talk based introduction
    22 September - 10.30am-12pm

    6 October - 10.30am-12pm
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    BETWEEN THE LINES

    Playreading and Discussion
    21 September - 11am-1pm
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    THEATRE CAFÉ

    Talk about the work we stage at the Royal Exchange
    13 October, 11am-12.30pm

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    WORDPLAY

    Getting Started with Playwriting
    14 September, 11am-1pm
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  • Accessible Performances
  • AUDIO-DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE: Saturday 1 October, 2.30pm
    BSL PERFORMANCES: Tuesday 4 October, 7.30pm & Thursday 6 October, 2.30pm
    CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE: Thursday 6 October, 7.30pm
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    AUDIO FLYER:

  • Stanley Kowalski

    Ben Batt

    Eunice Hubbel

    Michelle Butterly

    Black Woman & Ensemble

    Sandra Cole

    Stella Kowalski

    Sharon Duncan-Brewster

    Mexican Woman & Ensemble

    Etta Fusi

    Pablo Gonzales

    Reuben Johnson

    Harold Mitchell

    Youssef Kerkour

    A Young Collector

    Reece Noi

    Blanche DuBois

    Maxine Peake

    Steve Hubbel

    Ryan Pope

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