TENNESSEE WILLIAMS’ WHITE-HOT MASTERPIECE
Scottish Ballet’s hugely popular, award-winning production of A Streetcar Named Desire returns to Scotland for the first time since 2015, touring to Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Inverness, and thanks to generous support from the Bently Foundation, to the Orkney Islands and the Outer Hebrides.
This astonishing take on Tennessee Williams’ masterpiece 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.
In steamy 1940s New Orleans, fading Southern belle Blanche DuBois moves into her sister Stella’s apartment. Stella’s brutish, volatile 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.
Choreographed by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and directed by Nancy Meckler, with set and costume designs by Niki Turner, and score by Peter Salem (The Crucible).
The Scottish islands leg of the tour has been kindly supported by the Bently Foundation, to help increase Scottish Ballet’s reach to remote audiences, for the first time since our successful tour of Highland Fling in 2018. Alongside performances, the tour will enable the company to engage fully with regional communities, running workshops and classes with adults and children of all ages.
A Streetcar Named Desire is presented through special arrangement with the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee.
Content warning: please note this production depicts suicide, addiction, and domestic and sexual violence. For more information, please refer to the synopsis or contact Scottish Ballet. Recommended 15+
Choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
Director Nancy Meckler
Music Peter Salem
Set and Costume Design Niki Turner
Lighting Design Tim Mitchell
‘★★★★★ 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’
‘★★★★★ contemporary narrative ballet at its very best’
‘★★★★★ A triumph… an electrifying, moving and deeply emotional ballet’
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