Paul Mescal Reprises Role in A Streetcar Named Desire on the West End

Paul Mescal will return to the West End in the spring to reprise the role of Stanley in A Streetcar Named Desire.

His Ordinary People star will join his original co-stars Patsy Ferran, Anjana Casan and Dwane Walcott for six weeks.

It comes after Mescal was nominated for his first Academy Award for best actor, for his role in the coming-of-age drama Aftersun, on Tuesday.

Last week he was also nominated for a Bafta Award, in the same category as a leading actor.

The play sees Blanche, played by Ferran, go live with Stella’s sister, Casan, and her husband, Mescal, before slowly losing her grasp of reality.

Originally staged at the Almeida Theatre, production will move to the Phoenix Theatre, in central London, from March 20 to April 29.

It will be directed by Rebecca Frecknall – her first after the multi-award winning Cabaret, for which she won the Olivier Award and the Critics’ Guild Theater Award for Outstanding Director Best.

Mescal said: “I am extremely excited that Tramway is moving to the West End with this formidable cast and creative team, led by Rebecca Frecknall.

“It’s my favorite play and it’s great to be able to share it with a wider audience.”

As well as his previous performances in the play, Mescal’s stage credits include; The Plow and the Stars, performed at the Lyric Hammersmith/Abbey Theater in Dublin; Inishmore’s lieutenant at the Gaiety Theater and A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Kilkenny Arts Festival.

Frecknall added: “I am delighted that we will have the opportunity to share this product with a wider audience. It is testament to this great company and incredible gameplay.

“It’s been emotional to see how audiences have reacted to our work and I’m excited to see how it will develop in the West End.”

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