A Streetcar Named Need starring Paul Mescal declares West Finish switch after actor’s Oscar nomination

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A Streetcar Named Desire will switch to the West End for an prolonged run amid the excitment of Paul Mescal’s Oscar nomination.

Mescal plays the irascible Stanley Kowalski in Rebecca Frecknall’s intense Tennessee Williams revival, which is quickly to finish its seven-week run on the Almeida Theatre.

Tickets for the Almeida manufacturing have lengthy been offered out, however an announcement on Tuesday (24 January), the identical day that the Irish actor acquired his Greatest Actor nomination on the Oscars, delighted followers.

A Streetcar Named Need, which additionally stars Patsy Ferran and Anjana Vasan, will transfer to the West Finish’s Phoenix Theatre for a run from 20 March to 29 April.

Commenting on the switch, Mescal stated: “I’m extremely excited that Streetcar is being transferred to the West Finish with this formidable solid and artistic workforce, led by the exceptionally proficient Rebecca Frecknall.

“It’s my favorite play and it’s great to have the ability to share it with a wider viewers”.

Cabaret director Frecknall added: “I am thrilled we can have the chance to share this manufacturing with a wider viewers. It is a testomony to this implausible firm and unbelievable play. It has been shifting to see how audiences have responded to our work and I am excited to see how the piece will evolve within the West Finish.”

In her four-star review of the manufacturing, The Impartial’s Jessie Thompson stated Mescal’s Stanley “radiates with rage, sporting his psychopathy on his sleeve, with a menacing sexuality that would cease site visitors”.

Paul Mescal and Anjana Vasan in ‘A Streetcar Named Need’ (Marc Brenner)

“Connell’s silver chain lies in tatters,” she wrote, alluding to Mescal’s breakout position (and jewelry) in 2020’s TV adaptation of Sally Rooney’s Regular Individuals. “It’s entrancing to observe.”

Mescal has been nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for his position in Charlotte Wells’s debut drama Aftersun, by which the actor performs a younger father grappling along with his psychological well being whereas on vacation along with his daughter.

Mescal known as the nomination an “insane honour” in a statement.

Discover the full list of Oscar 2023 nominations here – and discover this 12 months’s greatest snubs and surprises here.

He’ll face fellow first-time nominees Austin Butler (Elvis), Colin Farrell (The Banshees of Inisherin), Brendan Fraser (The Whale) and Invoice Nighy (Residing) for the award.

Tickets for A Streetcar Named Desire on the Phoenix Theatre go on sale 1 February and can vary from £15 to £125.

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