A Streetcar Named Desire

A few weeks ago we went to see Monty Python live at a local cinema. Tonight we went to see a proper play which was beamed all over the country from the West End.

A Streetcar named Desire is a bit of a break from my usual entertainment fare of superheroes and productions that explore how many ways it is possible to break the laws of physics in a single action sequence. But it was very enjoyable none the less.

The subject is not a happy one and anyone looking for an uplifting ending is going to leave disappointed. But the production and acting, particularly Gillian Anderson in the central role of Blanche DuBois, was top notch.  

I think I get quite a bit of my enjoyment from a play as I struggle to understand the behaviour of the characters after I have seen the whole thing. If it is a good one it is always more complicated than it seems at first glance. This is that kind of play. Well worth a look if you get the chance.