Gillian Anderson returns as Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson in The Fall shortly on RTÉ One. In the meantime, the actress plays Blanche DuBois in National Theatre Live’s A Streetcar Named Desire which will be screened at Dublin’s IFI on Sept 16, at 6.45.pm.
Tennessee Williams’ most famous work is given a modern makeover in this radical production by Ben Andrews, beamed live from the stage of the Young Vic, London to the screen of the IFI by National Theatre Live, presented in association with Dublin Theatre Festival
Having won the Critics’ Circle award for his work on Chekhov’s Three Sisters, director Benedict Andrews takes on Williams’ best-known play with Gillian Anderson (The X-Files, The Fall) as disturbed Blanche DuBois, with Ben Foster (Lone Survivor, Kill Your Darlings) as Stanley, the role which Marlon Brando famously played in the movie.
Vanessa Kirby plays Stella in the Young Vic production which has broken records already as the fastest-selling production in the Young Vic’s history .
Tickets are priced €15 and are available now from the IFI Box Office on 01 679 3477 or book online at www.ifi.ie. Tickets must be collected by 18.45 with the live performance starting strictly at 19.00.
“Magnificent. A journey into the heart of darkness”, enthused The Sunday Telegraph.