Rachel Weisz stars in a Streetcar Named Desire

Rachel Weisz stars in a Streetcar Named Desire

Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire has opened in London's West End starring Rachel Weisz as Blanche DuBois

This weekend saw Rachel Weisz ditch the glamour and glitz of the cinema and turn her hand to treading the boards in Tennessee Williams's hit play, A Streetcar Named Desire. Rachel has a long list of film hits under her belt include The Constant Gardener, The Mummy and My Blueberry Nights but she's dipped into theatre sporadically throughout her career with her last appearance in the West End in another of Tennessee Williams's plays, Suddenly Last Summer in 2001.

Weisz takes up the role of disgraced school teacher, Blanche DuBois, in the play which was nominated for a clutch of Oscars when it first came out as a film and bagged Vivien Lee the coveted Best Actress gong. The play sees Blanche, a southern belle losing her charm, decamp from her home to downtown New Orleans to live with her sister Stella and brother-in-law Stanley.

Ruth Wilson (you'll recognise her as Jane Eyre from the BBC adaptation) stars as Blanche's sister Stella, while the handsome Eliott Cowan (his film credits include The Golden Compass and Alexander) plays her gruff brother-in-law.

With Jude Law currently starring in Hamlet and Rachel Weisz in A Streetcar Named Desire, London's West End is looking like a Hollywood hotspot!

Check out donmarwarehouse.com for ticket details.


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