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A Streetcar Named Desire (1969)

A Streetcar Named Desire

A play by Tennessee Williams, performed at the New Theatre, Bromley, from 8 September 1969.

Overview

When Blanche DuBois visits her sister, Stella Kowalski, she attempts to conceal the unsavoury reasons behind her sudden arrival in New Orleans. 

The fading beauty soon discovers that she cannot escape from her past.

Cast

Blanche DuBois ... Veronica Lake
Stanley Kowalski ... Ty Hardin
Stella Kowalski ... Joan Morrow
Harold Mithcell (Mitch) ... Bernard Kay
Eunice Hubbel ... Candida Fawsitt
Steve Hubbel ... Howard Southern
Pablo Gonzales ... Lee Crawford
Negro Woman ... Louise Nelson
A Strange Man ... Rolan Oliver
A Strange Woman ... Edna Dore
A Young Collector ... Richard Loring
A Mexican Woman ... Billie Hammerberg
Sailor ... Robin Watkins
Drunk ... Geoffrey Davion
Prostitute ... Pamela Denton

Crew

Director: David Poulson
Designer: Peter Minshall
Lighting Designer: Christopher Day
Incidental Music: Barry Davenport
Production Manager: Frank Jerram
Stage Manager: Jill Elson
Deputy Stage Manager: Veronica Griffiths
Assistant Stage Managers: Francis Weston, Antonia Reavell-Carter, Nicholas Williams, Paul Farmar, and ZoŽ Wanamaker
Master Carpenter: Alan Brazier
Lighting Technician: Christopher Day
Design Assistant: Alan Daniel

Notes

ZoŽ worked as Assistant Stage Manager at Bromley's New Theatre for a period during her last year of studies at the Central School of Speech and Drama.  As she later commented, the job gave her the opportunity to gain 'some practical experience' of the theatre industry.  When working backstage on A Streetcar Named Desire, Zoe 'really started to learn about the business' of acting.  (See 'ZoŽ Wanamaker - New Funny Girl in Town' interview.)

Several years later, with an increasingly successful acting career, Zoe performed as Stella Kowalski in another production of A Streetcar Named Desire (1975).  More recently, she has starred in two other plays by Tennessee Williams: The Glass Menagerie (1995) and The Rose Tattoo (2007).

Merchandise

A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams

Related links

A Streetcar Named Desire - Wikipedia

With thanks to Geoff for the theatre programme cover, as well as some of the production details.


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