Everyone knows the famous lines in this Tennessee Williams play: Stanley bellowing ‘Stella” and Blanche coyly remarking “I have always relied on the kindness of strangers”, so it was a surprise to realize that I may never have actually seen the whole play.
This National Theatre Live production was worth waiting for. Gillian Anderson was superb as Blanche, so good that you barely noticed the other cast members. this is unfair because they were very good too, especially Stanley played by Ben Foster. Vanessa Kirby was a strong Stella.
Benedict Andrews as the director, and he took full advantage of the possibilities presented by the configuration of the Young Vic theatre. This is definitely a theatre to watch for interesting productions.