Wednesday April 1, 2020

Theatre: Blanche turns up the heat at the Gate

A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams. Gate Theatre, Dublin, until September 21. Rating: 4/5. Reviewed by Siobhán Brett.

27th July, 2013
Lia Williams as Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire. Photo: Peter Rowen

A Streetcar Named Desire

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It helps that the temperature inside the Gate Theatre these weeks feels like every one of the "100 degrees" that smothers the New Orleans neighbourhood at the centre of A Streetcar Named Desire. Lee Savage's exactingly appointed set - complete with screen door, ceiling fan, open shutters, 1940s icebox - feels more at home in the warmth of summer. Audience members can fan themselves in time with Blanche DuBois, feel kinship...

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