Gillian Anderson in THAT scene!

National Theatre Live screens online A STREET CAR NAMED DESIRE performed by Gillian Anderson, for one week only. Our Creative Team take a look at that infamous Tennessee Williams play and art it has inspired.

The Departure: When Blanche firsts arrives at her sister Stella’s apartment in downtown New Orleans, Tennesse Williams describes her as “daintily dressed” with a “shocked expression” on her face. We quickly learn that the glamourous image she wants to project isn’t the full picture. What is the truth of the life she left behind? In this short film (17mins) from the Young Vic and Guardian Culture, Gillian Anderson reprises her role as Blanche in the days leading up to her departure.