A Streetcar Named Desire transfers to New York!

We are delighted to announce that Benedict Andrews’ award-winning production of A Streetcar Named Desire will transfer to St. Ann’s Warehouse in New York for a limited run next year.

Streetcar will open in New York on 23 April 2016, with the stellar London cast reprising their roles for the run at St Ann’s Warehouse. Gillian Anderson returns as Blanche DuBois in “the performance of her career” (5 stars, Daily Telegraph) alongside the “explosive” (5 stars, Evening Standard) Ben Foster as Stanley Kowalski and Vanessa Kirby as Stella .

Gillian Anderson. Streetcar photo by Johan Persson.

Gillian Anderson as Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire. Photo by Johan Persson.

Have a look at the stunning production photos taken here at the Young Vic last summer as well as the incredible audience response to the “hottest theatre ticket of 2014” (The Guardian).

Public booking opens on 15 July with tickets for St. Ann’s members on sale from Friday 5 June. You can find dates, times and more info here. Plus, check out out our short film The Departure directed by and starring Gillian Anderson inspired by the show, and watch the video interview below to hear from Gillian on why playing Blanche in Streetcar was a “dream come true”.

A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams is a Young Vic/Joshua Andrews co-production presented by St. Ann’s Warehouse. In association with Bruno Wang Productions.

We’ve been nominated for 11 Olivier Awards!

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We are absolutely delighted to have been nominated for a staggering 11 Olivier Awards, the highest number of nominations for a single venue. A View from the Bridge, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Scottsboro Boys and Bull have all been recognised in this year’s nominations – congrats to all involved! Read below for the full list.

We’re keeping our fingers crossed for the ceremony on Sunday 12 April when the winners will be announced!

Best Revival

A View from the Bridge 

A Streetcar Named Desire 

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Phoebe Fox for A View from the Bridge 

White Light Award for Best Lighting Design

Jan Versweyveld for A View from the Bridge 

Best Sound Design

Tom Gibbons for A View from the Bridge 

XL Video Award for Best Set Design

Jan Versweyveld for A View from the Bridge 

Best Actor

Mark Strong for A View From The Bridge 

Best Actress

Gillian Anderson for A Streetcar Named Desire 

Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre

Bull 

Best Director

Ivo Van Hove for A View from the Bridge

Best Actor in a Musical

Brandon Victor Dixon for The Scottsboro Boys

Young Vic Shorts | The Departure feat. Gillian Anderson

Alongside our YV 2015 Season announcement, we’re very very excited to finally share with you the latest Young Vic Short, The Departure directed by and starring Gillian Anderson.

The Departure is inspired by Benedict Andrews’ hugely successful production of A Streetcar Named Desire which played at the Young Vic 23 July – 19 September 2014. Gillian Anderson received much praise for her performance as Blanche Du Bois, a role she reprises in the film. She said, “The Departure imagines the circumstances leading up to Blanche arriving at her sister’s house in New Orleans, a sort of prequel to Tennessee Williams’ great play. I am thrilled that, with the support of the Young Vic, Andrew and I have had the opportunity to delve further into the life of this iconic character and create something which can be seen by audiences across the globe.”

The Departure also features Bruce Alexander, Suzanne Bertish and Rollo Skinner and is available on the Guardian website. Take a look at the stunning behind the scenes images from the film shoot here.

The Departure featuring Gillian Anderson

Photo by David Sandison.

The Departure A film by Gillian Anderson Written by Andrew O’Hagan Directed by Gillian Anderson Young Vic Shorts are a series of short films inspired by Young Vic productions. They offer artists working with the theatre a unique creative opportunity to reach a large international audience online. The most recent Young Vic short was MAYDAY, inspired by Natalie Abrahami’s production of Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days at the Young Vic.

Young Vic nominated for 4 Evening Standard Awards

2014 Evening Standard Award nominees, clockwise from top left: Mark Strong, Gillian Anderson, the cast of Ivo van Hove's A View from the Bridge and The Scottsboro Boys

2014 Evening Standard Award nominees, clockwise from top left: Mark Strong, Gillian Anderson, the cast of Ivo van Hove’s A View from the Bridge and The Scottsboro Boys

The Evening Standard Awards shortlist was announced today and we’re delighted to have been nominated for 4 categories! Congratulations to all the nominees; read the full shortlist here.

Tickets are available for A View from the Bridge and The Scottsboro Boys in the West End; book online at youngvic.org.

BEST ACTOR
Mark Strong, A View From The Bridge, Young Vic

NATASHA RICHARDSON AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS
Gillian Anderson, A Streetcar Named Desire, Young Vic

MILTON SHULMAN AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR
Ivo van Hove, A View From The Bridge, Young Vic

NED SHERRIN AWARD FOR BEST MUSICAL
The Scottsboro Boys, Young Vic and Garrick

Just announced: 2 New Young Vic Shorts featuring Gillian Anderson & Juliet Stevenson

Today we are pleased to premiere the latest Young Vic short, MAYDAY, starring Juliet Stevenson, and announce Gillian Anderson’s upcoming short film The Departure, written by Andrew O’Hagan, directed by and starring Gillian Anderson.

MAYDAY was inspired by Natalie Abrahami’s production of Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days at the Young Vic, which will return to the Main House stage from 13 February 2015.  The short film stars Juliet Stevenson with appearances from David Beames and Tanya Moodie and glimpses the life of one resilient woman, fighting to “keep up the glamour” as she descends into ever increasing isolation.  Both Stevenson and Beames will return to the Young Vic in next year’s Happy Days revival.

MAYDAY
Written by Nancy Harris
Directed by Natalie Abrahami
Starring Juliet Stevenson

Want more? Watch the making of documentary featuring exclusive footage and interviews with Juliet Stevenson and Natalie Abrahami.

The Departure is inspired by Benedict Andrews’ hugely successful production of A Streetcar Named Desire which played at the Young Vic 23 July – 19 September 2014. Gillian Anderson received much praise for her performance as Blanche Du Bois, a role she will reprise in the film.  She said “The Departure imagines the circumstances leading up to Blanche arriving at her sister’s house in New Orleans, a sort of prequel to Tennessee Williams’ great play. I am thrilled that, with the support of the Young Vic, Andrew and I have had the opportunity to delve further into the life of this iconic character and create something which can be seen by audiences across the globe.”

The Departure also features Bruce Alexander, Suzanne Bertish and Rollo Skinner and will be available on the Guardian and Young Vic websites in the near future. Take a look at the stunning behind the scenes images from the film shoot here.

The Departure

Photo by David Sandison

The Departure
A film by Gillian Anderson
Written by Andrew O’Hagan
Directed by Gillian Anderson

Young Vic Shorts are a series of short films inspired by Young Vic productions. They offer artists working with the theatre a unique creative opportunity to reach a large international audience online. The most recent Young Vic short was Columbite Tantalite, written and directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor and inspired by Aimé Césaire’s masterpiece A Season in the Congo.

11 Questions with the cast of A Streetcar Named Desire – Gillian Anderson

Gillian Anderson as Blanche DuBois. Photo by Johan Persson.

Gillian Anderson as Blanche DuBois. Photo by Johan Persson.

Gillian Anderson can be seen on stage at the Young Vic as Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire, here are her answers to our 11 Questions…

Can you describe your character in A Streetcar Named Desire?
Vain, passionate, fantasist.

What are you usually doing 10 minutes before the show begins?
Going over lines in monologues, specifically.

What is your favourite play (seen, read or worked on)?
A Streetcar Named Desire.

What is your favourite midnight snack?
Chocolate covered rice cakes.

What is your favourite word?
Fuck.

What are you most passionate about?
My kids and art in all its forms.

If you could be in a room full of any one thing, what would it be?
Love.

If you could have been born in any era, which would it be and why?
1910 – to witness all the revolutions and still be young enough to be a cool cat in the 1960s.

Favourite city?
London.

What’s your favourite song?
Creep by Radiohead / The Rolling Stones You Can’t Always Get What You Want.

If you could have a supernatural power which would you choose?
Teleportation – to go backwards anywhere in time.

A Streetcar Named Desire is on at the Young Vic until 19 September and tickets are now sold out, but you can still see the show by trying your luck and coming along to the day seat lottery, click here for more info.

A Streetcar Named Desire will also be broadcast live around the world by NT Live on 16 September. To find your nearest cinema and book tickets, visit ntlive.com

11 Questions with the cast of A Streetcar Named Desire – Branwell Donaghey

Photo by Johan Persson

Photo by Johan Persson

Branwell Donaghey can be seen on stage in A Streetcar Named Desire, here are his answers to our 11 Questions…

Can you describe your character in A Streetcar Named Desire?
Tough, funny, lucky.

What are you usually doing 10 minutes before the show begins?
Press ups and a shower.

What is your favourite play (seen, read or worked on)?
The Cherry Orchard.

What is your favourite midnight snack?
Cereal – granola or similar – and full fat milk.

What are you most passionate about?
My wife and children’s health and happiness.

If the days were 28 hours long, what would you do with the extra 4 hours?
Sleep.

If you could be in a room full of any one thing, what would it be?
For a limited time, peace and quiet.

Favourite holiday you’ve ever been on?
Cheap as chips package to Zante in 2005 with my wife (who was my girlfriend at the time).

Favourite city and why?
I prefer the country!

What’s your favourite song?
Wouldn’t It Be Good by Nik Kershaw.

If you could have a supernatural power which would you choose?
Never ending luck!

A Streetcar Named Desire is on at the Young Vic until 19 September and tickets are now sold out, but you can still see the show by trying your luck and coming along to the day seat lottery, click here for more info.

A Streetcar Named Desire will also be broadcast live around the world by NT Live on 16 September. To find your nearest cinema and book tickets, visit ntlive.com.