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PREVIEW A Street Car Named Desire
Thursday 1st September 2016 @ 15:17 by Adam Higgins
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Preview by Denise Evans

The Royal Exchange Theatre presents A Street Car Named Desire starring Maxine Peake who takes on the iconic role of fragile heroine Blanche DuBois.  

This Pulitzer-Prize winning masterpiece written by Tennessee Williams in 1947 was immortalised on screen in 1951 with Marlon Brando, Vivien Leigh and Kim Hunter.

The production is directed by Sarah Frankcom and designed by Fly Davis from Thursday 8 September – Saturday 15 October 2016.  Maxine Peake is an Associate Artist at the Royal Exchange Theatre.

Most recently she played the title role in the The Striker (co-commission with MIF15) and her portrayal of Hamlet in 2013 was a huge success.

Maxine is a celebrated, versatile actor and has had a run of top quality television dramas including BAFTA nominated Silk, The Village, Hancock & Joan, The Street, Room at the Top and Shameless.

Her film credits include The Theory of Everything and Carol Morley’s The Falling. Maxine is joined on stage by stage and screen actor Ben Batt (Stanley Kowalski) as he returns to the Royal Exchange, following his role as Orlando in As You Like It and more recently appeared as Ted in the BBC television adaptation of The Go-Between and Barbarians Rising (October Films Ltd), Prey (Red Productions and From Darkness (BBC).


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