Young Vic’s A Streetcar Named Desire streamed on Youtube as part of National Theatre At Home

  • The cast includes Gillian Anderson as Blanche, Ben Foster as Stanley and Vanessa Kirby as Stella.
  • The 2014 NT Live broadcast of the Young Vic and Joshua Andrews co-production of Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece A Streetcar Named Desire, directed by Benedict Andrews.
  • The critically-acclaimed production, captured live from the Young Vic theatre, remains the fastest-selling production in Young Vic history.
  • Broadcast as part of NATIONAL THEATRE AT HOME – the National’s new initiative to screen a selection of much-loved National Theatre Live productions on YouTube for free over the next two months.
  • NT Live has been broadcasting for ten years and screens to over 2,500 cinemas in 60 countries.

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE will be shown on the National Theatre’s YouTube channel on Thursday 21 May, 7pm BST as part of NATIONAL THEATRE AT HOME

As Blanche’s (Gillian Anderson) fragile world crumbles, she turns to her sister Stella (Vanessa Kirby) for solace – but her downward spiral brings her face to face with the brutal, unforgiving Stanley Kowalski (Ben Foster).

During this unprecedented time which has seen the closure of theatres, cinemas and schools, NATIONAL THEATRE AT HOME is providing access to content online for audiences to watch from their homes.Audiences around the world can stream NT Live productions for free via YouTube every Thursday at 7.00pm BST and they will then be available on demand for seven days.

Alongside the streamed productions, NATIONAL THEATRE AT HOME will also feature the National Theatre at Home Quiz, to be played from home featuring familiar faces from the world of stage and screen as the quizmasters. On the final Monday of each month people will be able join the virtual quiz directly from their homes via the NT’s YouTube channel and Facebook page live at 7pm. 

 National Theatre Live turned ten on 25th June last year – the date of the first ever NT Live broadcast which was Phédre starring Academy Award® winner Helen Mirren. Over ten years over 80 theatre productionshave been shown in 3500 venues worldwide, reaching an overall audience of more than 10 million people. NT Live currently screens in 2500 venues across 65 countries. Recent broadcasts include Cyrano de Bergerac with James McAvoy, Present Laughter with Andrew Scott, Fleabag with Phoebe Waller-Bridge, All My Sons with Sally Field and Bill Pullman, All About Eve with Gillian Anderson and Lily James, Antony and Cleopatra with Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo, Julius Caesar with David Morrissey and Ben Whishaw, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof with Sienna Miller.