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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week of performances (December 12-16) of A Streetcar Named Desire as Lydia Wilson, starring as Blahcne DuBois, has withdrawn for health reasons.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.



Review: BUTCHERED, VAULT Festival Photo
There are some shows that fit perfectly within the walls of The Vaults. Magic is made when old bricks and humidity meet the right production. Expial Atrocious’ Butchered is one of those that feel at home enveloped by the horrid architecture and the rumblings of Waterloo Station. The love child of Sweeney Todd and Hannibal, it’s a grim look at life and death in a dog-eat-dog world.

Review: THE LAMB DISAGREES, VAULT Festival Photo
It’s equally funny and stimulating, opening up a broader conversation about people’s use of foreign cultures and experiences to further their own goals. Wang only gives a taste of the issue in The Lamb Disagrees, but we hope her budding career will explore the subject in more detail.

Review: FOR A BRIEF MOMENT AND NEVER AGAIN SINCE, VAULT Festival Photo
It’s a missed opportunity to explore young parenthood and the effects of thoughtless actions on a couple.

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