Take the streetcar on a sizzling journey to New Orleans as you’ve never seen it before.
This astonishing take on Tennessee Williams’ famous play is narrative ballet at its very best, with stunning dance, devastating drama, pitch-perfect period design and a sizzling score used to tell the iconic story.
Scottish Ballet’s hugely popular, award-winning production of A Streetcar Named Desire returns to London for the first time since 2015 and following their sell-out run of Coppélia in 2023.
In steamy 1940s New Orleans, fading Southern belle Blanche DuBois moves into her sister Stella’s apartment. Stella’s brutish husband Stanley sees that Blanche is not what she appears to be, and sets out to destroy her…
Scottish Ballet’s stylish production breathes new life into the classic tale, with graceful waltzes at the DuBois family home, electrifying lindy jives in a Louisiana nightclub, and intense duets in the caged heat of Stella and Stanley’s apartment.
Directed by Nancy Meckler and choreographed by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, with set and costume designs by Nicola Turner, and score by Peter Salem (The Crucible) performed live by members of the Scottish Ballet Orchestra.
Winners of Outstanding Achievement In Dance at the UK Theatre Awards 2023 and Outstanding Company at the National Dance Awards 2023, Scottish Ballet is not to be missed.
A Streetcar Named Desire is presented through special arrangement with the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee.
Image description: Two dancers – Blanche and Stanley – stand in front of a plain orange wall with a naked bulb shining bright between them. The male dancer is standing with his back to the camera. He is wearing a white sleeveless top and brown trousers. His arm muscles are very obvious and he looks powerful. He is looking to the right at a female dancer and is holding her wrist. She is wearing a peach coloured dress which is soft and flowing. She is looking at the male dancer but reaching in the opposite direction as if she is trying to pull her wrist away.
Audio Described PerformancesThere are a limited number of Stalls seats reserved for partially sighted patrons, and headsets available for those wishing to listen to the audio description, please email email@example.com if you wish to book these options
Touch TourTo accompany the Audio Described performance, visually impaired patrons can go on a Touch Tour before the performance. Your tour guide will take you backstage, or onto the stage itself, to feel costumes and pieces of the set and learn more about the production. To find out touch tour times, please contact our Ticket Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 020 7863 8000.
“a punchy and very grown-up piece of entertainment that does Williams’ masterpiece full justice, repeatedly tugging at the heart-strings even as it shreds the nerves”
★★★★★ THE TELEGRAPH
“this is Scottish Ballet at its blistering, impactful best”★★★★★ THE HERALD
“Stylistically bold, cleverly told and beautifully danced, A Streetcar Named Desire is, once again, Scottish Ballet at its finest”
★★★★★ THE SCOTSMAN
“Magnificent”★★★★★ THE STAGE
“contemporary narrative ballet at its very best”★★★★★ ARTS DESK