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A Streetcar Named Desire

A BBC Radio full-cast dramatisation

by Tennessee Williams Author · Anne-Marie Duff Narrator


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Anne-Marie Duff stars as Blanche DuBois in BBC Radio 3's landmark production of Tennessee Williams' masterpiece

Tennessee Williams's iconic play tells the story of a catastrophic confrontation between fantasy and reality, embodied in the characters of Blanche DuBois and Stanley Kowalski.

Blanche DuBois arrives unexpectedly on the doorstep of her sister Stella and her explosive brother-in-law Stanley. Over the course of one hot and steamy New Orleans summer, Blanche's fragile fa├žade slowly crumbles, wreaking havoc on Stella and Stanley's already turbulent relationship...

Embodying the turmoil and drama of a changing nation, A Streetcar Named Desire strips Williams's tortured characters of their illusions, leaving a wake of destruction in their path.

Tennessee Williams's 1947 drama is one of the most loved and well-known stage plays of the 20th century. It won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award in 1948, and the 1951 film adaptation picked up four Oscars. In this compelling radio dramatisation, Blanche is played by Olivier Award-winning actress Anne-Marie Duff, with a stellar cast including Matthew Needham as Stanley and Pippa Bennett-Warner as Stella.

Blanche: Anne-Marie Duff
Stella: Pippa Bennett-Warner
Stanley: Matthew Needham
Mitch: John Heffernan
Steve: David Sturzaker
Eunice: Sarah Ridgeway
Pablo: John Dougal
Mexican Woman: Leila Arias
Collector: Tom Forrister
Nurse: Georgie Glen

Dramatised by Sarah Churchwell
Produced and directed by Sasha Yevtushenko

Publication Details

BBC Audio
BBC Digital Audio
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  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook 52 MB
  • OverDrive Listen 52 MB

Tennessee Williams (Author)

Tennessee Williams (Thomas Lanier Williams) was born in 1911 in Mississippi where he was brought up before moving to St Louis. He studied at the Universities of Washington and Iowa, and in New York while embarking on a career as a playwright. He a...

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Narrator :
John Heffernan
Narrator :
John Dougall
Author :
Tennessee Williams
Narrator :
Anne-Marie Duff
Narrator :
Matthew Needham
Narrator :
Pippa Bennett-Warner
Narrator :
David Sturzaker
Narrator :
Sarah Ridgeway
Narrator :
Georgie Glenn
Narrator :
Leila Arias
Narrator :
Tom Forrister
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