A Streetcar Named Desire reviews

Gillian Anderson and Ben Foster in A Streetcar Named Desire. Photo by Johan Perrson.The reviews are in for A Streetcar Named Desire. Read below to find out what the critics think and click here to see what audiences have been saying about the show so far.

 ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“Benedict Andrews’ version steams off the stage with pain, excitement and clamour”
The Observer

★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“Foster as Stanley matches Miss Anderson blow for blow in their big showdowns…Kirby is touchingly vulnerable as Stella”
Sunday Telegraph

★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“Never have I seen a production of the play that was so raw in its emotion, so violent and so deeply upsetting – Gillian Anderson giving the performance of her career. An absolute knock-out.”
Daily Telegraph – read full review here.

★ ★ ★ ★
“Gillian Anderson is simply unmissable, and the direction is admirably thoughtful and bold. Vanessa Kirby’s eloquent, Ben Foster is explosive, and there’s a lovely measured Corey Johnson”
Evening Standard – read full review here.

★ ★ ★ ★
“Gillian Anderson gives a stellar performance”
The Guardian – read the full review.

★ ★ ★ ★
“Anderson and Foster’s clash really is something to behold – dizzying, disorientating in the crystal-clarity of Benedict Andrews’ production. Foster is a truly fascinating Stanley.”
Time Out – read the full review.

★ ★ ★ ★
“Gillian Anderson’s shatteringly powerful and persuasive Blanche, with excellent support from Corey Johnson as Mitch and Vanessa Kirby as Stella”
The Independent – read the full review here.

★ ★ ★ ★
“An engrossing ensemble piece… Vanessa Kirby and Ben Foster are both riveting”
The Times

★ ★ ★ ★
“An ingenious take powered by four ace performances”
The Daily Mail – read the full review.

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