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Lydia Wilson Departs Almeida Theatre's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE Due to Health Reasons; Week of Performances Canceled

Wilson will be replaced by Patsy Ferran as Blanche DuBois.

Lydia Wilson Departs Almeida Theatre's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE Due to Health Reasons; Week of Performances Canceled

The Guardian has reported that the Almeida theatre has cancelled the first week of performances (December 12-16) of A Streetcar Named Desire as Lydia Wilson, starring as Blahcne DuBois, has withdrawn for health reasons. Patsy Ferran will take over the role of Blanche.

The production will now have its first preview on 17 December.

Following her production of Summer and Smoke, Almeida Associate Director Rebecca Frecknall takes on another Tennessee Williams masterpiece.

When Blanche unexpectedly visits her estranged sister Stella, she brings with her a past that will threaten their future. As Stella's husband Stanley stalks closer to the truth, Blanche's fragile world begins to fracture. Reality and illusion collide and a violent conflict changes their lives forever.

BAFTA-winning Paul Mescal (Normal People) stars as Stanley and Anjana Vasan (We Are Lady Parts) stars as Stella.



Flabbergasts THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH Comes to Southwark Playhouse Photo
Following a hugely successful Edinburgh Festival 2022 run, award-winning Flabbergast Theatre are bringing their highly critically acclaimed The Tragedy of Macbeth to Southwark playhouse for a four-week run.

Jamie Bogyo Will Join Michael Ball in ASPECTS OF LOVE Photo
 It has been announced that Jamie Bogyo - who made his professional theatre debut in the lead role of Christian in the smash hit West End production of Moulin Rouge! The Musical - will play Alex, the role that Michael Ball himself originated in 1989.  Learn more about the production and how to purchase tickets here!

Jools Holland Announces Autumn Tour 2023 and Special Guests Photo
Musical maestro Jools Holland and his revered Rhythm & Blues Orchestra have announced the run of dates and special guests of their 2023 Autumn/Winter UK tour.

Review: MY SONS A QUEER, (BUT WHAT CAN YOU DO?), Ambassadors Theatre Photo
There is beauty in the simplicity of this concept. My Son's A Queer (But What Can You Do?) is a tale about growing up. More specifically, the 'ups and downs of raising a queer child.' It is also clearly a production made for and by generations of theatre kids, the kind who prefer to stay in the dress-up section of the school (especially if it gets them out of a football match).


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