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Fri 20 Apr

17:45

Pre Show Meal (April)

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

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We offer a limited number of Pre Show meal tickets at a special discounted rate of £14.50. These tickets include 2 courses from a pre-theatre set menu – don’t forget to book your show tickets too.

How Does it Work?
When you book your Pre Show Meal tickets (either online or over the phone), your table is automatically reserved in the café bar. You must take your table by 90 minutes before the performance. We will reserve your table in the café bar under the same name that the tickets were booked in. Please note drinks and service are not included in the Meal Deal.

How Much Does It Cost?
The price of a two course meal is £14.50. The on the day price will vary as the menu changes.

What Will Be On The Menu?
The menu changes regularly and will always include a vegetarian option. You can check out the current menu by clicking the link below.

If you have special dietary requirements please contact our Hospitality Team who will do what they can to help: catering@wolseytheatre.co.uk or 01473 295904.

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18:00

From Kristallnacht to Harwich - Talk

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

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From Kristallnacht to Harwich: the history of the Kindertransport.

Drawing upon the stories of some of those involved, Dr Edward Packard from the University of Suffolk will outline the origins, organisation, and lasting legacy of the Kindertransport

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19:45

Kindertransport

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

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Presented by Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch and Les Theatres de la Ville de Luxembourg in association with Selladoor Productions

By Diane Samuels
Directed by Anne Simon
Designed by Marie-Luce Theis

A deeply moving and timely modern classic about a woman’s struggle to come to terms with her past.

Hamburg 1938: nine year-old Eva is forced onto a train by her desperate mother in order to escape the threat of World War II. Arriving at Liverpool Street Station, tagged like a piece of luggage, she’s handed over to strangers.

Manchester 1980: Evelyn, a proud mum, prepares to say goodbye to daughter Faith as she leaves the family home. But what Faith finds in the attic will change her life forever…

This heart-warming production is from the producers of last year’s acclaimed revival of ‘The Crucible’. It marks the 80th anniversary of the Kindertransport, which saw thousands of Jewish children ferried from Austria and Germany to safety.

Diane Samuels wrote this extraordinary and haunting play 25 years ago. It has never been more relevant than today.

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20:00

The Baghdaddies

Manor Ballroom, 4 St Margaret's Green, Ipswich, IP4 2BP

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The Baghdaddies’ exuberant and rampant brand of world music is an exhilarating cocktail of Balkan melodies, ska and latin grooves and sizzling brass played with furious energy and theatrical humour, making them as unforgettable on stage as they are when performing as wandering brass troubadours. They take themselves incredibly seriously so you don’t have to.

“If Jerry Dammers and Terry Hall had grown up listening to world music, The specials might have sounded very like the Baghdaddies.” — Uncut Magazine

NOTE: The New Wolsey Theatre is acting as a ticketing agency for this event. Please check the venue and event details carefully.

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Sat 21 Apr

10:00

Wolsey Writers - Spring 18

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

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Wolsey Writers – Spring 2018

‘You can make anything by writing.’

Have you got a story to tell? A touch of the poet? Are plays your scene? Or do you struggle to find your voice? Wolsey Writers is a creative writing group which meets backstage at New Wolsey Theatre. It offers space to let your imagination work, tips on how to improve, and encouragement to help you achieve your goals. Whether you’re new to creative writing or looking to stretch yourself, this workshop will support and inspire you.

‘It was brilliant – I can’t remember a better writing class.’
‘Humble, informative and inspirational – that is surely the success and key to Wolsey Writers.’
‘Coming at a time when I’m trying to write my first novel, these sessions have been invaluable.’

Wolsey Writers is facilitated by award-winning author, Katie Ward. Her debut novel, Girl Reading, was critically acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic. @katiewardwriter, #WolseyWriters, or facebook/katiewardwriter.

10 March – What’s Your Poison?
Bond was fussy about martinis; Gatsby liked to stay sober; and Alice obeyed a label that said DRINK ME. Inspired by your favourite tipple, we will focus on descriptions.

17 March – Political Speeches
‘I have a dream…’ ‘We shall fight on the beaches…’ ‘The lady’s not for turning…’ How do you write a speech that can change the world?

24 March – Dialogue
Dialogue is everywhere in fiction, yet it is notoriously difficult to write well. We consider what great dialogue sounds like and how it works.

7 April – Time Travel
Have you been a victim of the butterfly effect? Do you know your TARDIS from your DeLorean? We explore the quirks, tropes, and paradoxes of time travel.

14 April – Ekphrasis
Ekphrasis is when one work of art is inspired by another in a different form. This week we experiment with creative writing from music.

21 April – Prison Letters
We explore epistolary novels and letter writing as a storytelling device.

Saturdays, 10am – 12 noon. Meet at Ticket Desk.
£14.50 per workshop, or book all six in advance for £75.
Tea & coffee provided.

Suitable for writers aged 18+.
There is no workshop on Easter bank holiday weekend.

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11:00

Storymaker - Little Story - Spring 18

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

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If you’re 3 or 4 years old and love silly stories and tremendous tales then you’ve got to come and meet the Storymaker at the New Wolsey Theatre.

Mums, Dads, Grans, Grandads, big brothers and big sisters should come too, they can look after you and pick up some tips along the way.

Storymaker takes place in the upstairs foyer of the theatre where the children sit on cushions around the Storymaker chair.

NOTE: You only need to book tickets for children.

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12:00

Storymaker - Big Story - Spring 18

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

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If you’re 5 or 6 you can leave your family downstairs in the New Wolsey Café Bar and come upstairs to meet the Storymaker yourself for an amazing adventure, or an exciting escapade.

Mums, Dads, Grans, Grandads, siblings can come too, but they’ll have to join in with the fun.

Storymaker takes place in the upstairs foyer of the theatre where the children sit on cushions around the Storymaker chair.

NOTE: You only need to book tickets for children.

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12:30

Pre Show Meal (April)

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

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We offer a limited number of Pre Show meal tickets at a special discounted rate of £14.50. These tickets include 2 courses from a pre-theatre set menu – don’t forget to book your show tickets too.

How Does it Work?
When you book your Pre Show Meal tickets (either online or over the phone), your table is automatically reserved in the café bar. You must take your table by 90 minutes before the performance. We will reserve your table in the café bar under the same name that the tickets were booked in. Please note drinks and service are not included in the Meal Deal.

How Much Does It Cost?
The price of a two course meal is £14.50. The on the day price will vary as the menu changes.

What Will Be On The Menu?
The menu changes regularly and will always include a vegetarian option. You can check out the current menu by clicking the link below.

If you have special dietary requirements please contact our Hospitality Team who will do what they can to help: catering@wolseytheatre.co.uk or 01473 295904.

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Only 17 tickets left.

12:30

Backstage Tour (Kinderstransport)

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

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The New Wolsey Theatre is opening its stage door to offer a brilliant and rare opportunity you go behind the scenes. Our engaging, knowledgeable tour guides will lead you through the theatre to the dressing rooms, the green room, the lighting box, the trap doors, onto the stage and beyond! Tours can be booked online but if you have access requirements please contact the Ticket Sales Team on 01473 295900.

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14:30

Kindertransport

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

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Presented by Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch and Les Theatres de la Ville de Luxembourg in association with Selladoor Productions

By Diane Samuels
Directed by Anne Simon
Designed by Marie-Luce Theis

A deeply moving and timely modern classic about a woman’s struggle to come to terms with her past.

Hamburg 1938: nine year-old Eva is forced onto a train by her desperate mother in order to escape the threat of World War II. Arriving at Liverpool Street Station, tagged like a piece of luggage, she’s handed over to strangers.

Manchester 1980: Evelyn, a proud mum, prepares to say goodbye to daughter Faith as she leaves the family home. But what Faith finds in the attic will change her life forever…

This heart-warming production is from the producers of last year’s acclaimed revival of ‘The Crucible’. It marks the 80th anniversary of the Kindertransport, which saw thousands of Jewish children ferried from Austria and Germany to safety.

Diane Samuels wrote this extraordinary and haunting play 25 years ago. It has never been more relevant than today.

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17:45

Pre Show Meal (April)

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

A few more details ...

We offer a limited number of Pre Show meal tickets at a special discounted rate of £14.50. These tickets include 2 courses from a pre-theatre set menu – don’t forget to book your show tickets too.

How Does it Work?
When you book your Pre Show Meal tickets (either online or over the phone), your table is automatically reserved in the café bar. You must take your table by 90 minutes before the performance. We will reserve your table in the café bar under the same name that the tickets were booked in. Please note drinks and service are not included in the Meal Deal.

How Much Does It Cost?
The price of a two course meal is £14.50. The on the day price will vary as the menu changes.

What Will Be On The Menu?
The menu changes regularly and will always include a vegetarian option. You can check out the current menu by clicking the link below.

If you have special dietary requirements please contact our Hospitality Team who will do what they can to help: catering@wolseytheatre.co.uk or 01473 295904.

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19:45

Kindertransport

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

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Presented by Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch and Les Theatres de la Ville de Luxembourg in association with Selladoor Productions

By Diane Samuels
Directed by Anne Simon
Designed by Marie-Luce Theis

A deeply moving and timely modern classic about a woman’s struggle to come to terms with her past.

Hamburg 1938: nine year-old Eva is forced onto a train by her desperate mother in order to escape the threat of World War II. Arriving at Liverpool Street Station, tagged like a piece of luggage, she’s handed over to strangers.

Manchester 1980: Evelyn, a proud mum, prepares to say goodbye to daughter Faith as she leaves the family home. But what Faith finds in the attic will change her life forever…

This heart-warming production is from the producers of last year’s acclaimed revival of ‘The Crucible’. It marks the 80th anniversary of the Kindertransport, which saw thousands of Jewish children ferried from Austria and Germany to safety.

Diane Samuels wrote this extraordinary and haunting play 25 years ago. It has never been more relevant than today.

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Sun 22 Apr

15:00

The Inkredible 5

New Wolsey Studio, St Georges Street, Ipswich, IP1 3NF

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INK on the Road: The Best of the 2018 INK New Short Play Festival

A surprise package of the four best plays and performances from the INK Festival of new short plays at The Cut in Halesworth.

Now in its fourth year the 2018 line-up includes the world premiere of ‘The Famous 5’, a unique collaboration by a stellar cast of East Anglia’s most prolific writers, Richard Curtis, Esther Freud, Blake Morrison, Libby Purves and Steve Waters. These celebrity fans and friends of INK weave five magical tales from the same mysterious suitcase. This unusual piece is directed by a young East Anglian director Huw Brentnall, who makes his INK directorial debut under the watchful eye of INK’s artistic director, Julia Sowerbutts. Three other pieces of theatre, chosen for their originality will complete this entertaining showcase of talent from the East of England.

The Venue has changed for this event, it is now at the New Wolsey Studio on St Georges Street.

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17:00

Pre Show Meal (April)

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

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We offer a limited number of Pre Show meal tickets at a special discounted rate of £14.50. These tickets include 2 courses from a pre-theatre set menu – don’t forget to book your show tickets too.

How Does it Work?
When you book your Pre Show Meal tickets (either online or over the phone), your table is automatically reserved in the café bar. You must take your table by 90 minutes before the performance. We will reserve your table in the café bar under the same name that the tickets were booked in. Please note drinks and service are not included in the Meal Deal.

How Much Does It Cost?
The price of a two course meal is £14.50. The on the day price will vary as the menu changes.

What Will Be On The Menu?
The menu changes regularly and will always include a vegetarian option. You can check out the current menu by clicking the link below.

If you have special dietary requirements please contact our Hospitality Team who will do what they can to help: catering@wolseytheatre.co.uk or 01473 295904.

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Only 13 tickets left.

19:00

Twisting The Night Away With Si Cranstoun

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

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A welcome back to this dynamic show featuring the powerhouse vocals of retro King Si Cranstoun and his band’s blend of Doo Wop, Rock n’ Roll and Rocking Rhythm & Blues.

The distinctive tenor highs of Si Cranstoun’s voice echo that of Jackie Wilson and Sam Cooke and the great black American singers of old. This amazing show is a highly charged toe tapping journey, driven by retro dance rhythms and spearheaded by Si Cranstoun’s ability to write songs that could have been hits in the fifties. Si has established himself as a regular attraction at the major Swing and Blues Festivals in the UK and Europe. His talents have also been seen in Las Vegas and Australia and his recordings have seen very impressive sales.

Si Cranstoun is known as King of Vintage Scene by his energetic live performances and his ability to turn every show into a party. Aficionados of classic music are in for a night to remember and will be blown away by the pure quality of this wonderful showman.

“Wow, how good is Si Cranstoun” Chris Evans BBC Radio

“The heart and soul of Rock n Roll” Rock n Roll Magazine

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Tue 24 Apr

17:00

Pre Show Meal (April)

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

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We offer a limited number of Pre Show meal tickets at a special discounted rate of £14.50. These tickets include 2 courses from a pre-theatre set menu – don’t forget to book your show tickets too.

How Does it Work?
When you book your Pre Show Meal tickets (either online or over the phone), your table is automatically reserved in the café bar. You must take your table by 90 minutes before the performance. We will reserve your table in the café bar under the same name that the tickets were booked in. Please note drinks and service are not included in the Meal Deal.

How Much Does It Cost?
The price of a two course meal is £14.50. The on the day price will vary as the menu changes.

What Will Be On The Menu?
The menu changes regularly and will always include a vegetarian option. You can check out the current menu by clicking the link below.

If you have special dietary requirements please contact our Hospitality Team who will do what they can to help: catering@wolseytheatre.co.uk or 01473 295904.

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Only 14 tickets left.

19:00

A Streetcar Named Desire

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

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By Tennessee Williams
Directed by Chelsea Walker
Designed by Georgia Lowe

“Every man is a king.” Stanley Kowalski is no exception.

Until one summer, when his sister-in-law Blanche comes to stay.
Anxious, seductive and fiercely clever, Blanche is just about keeping it together.
But her arrival threatens his entire way of life.

As the temperature soars and passions intensify, a burning desire threatens to tear their world apart.

This bold new revival of Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece is a raging portrayal of what it means to be an outsider, in a society where we’re all desperate to belong.

A Nuffield Southampton Theatres, English Touring Theatre and Theatre Clwyd co-production supported by a grant from the Royal Theatrical Support Trust.

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Wed 25 Apr

12:30

Pre Show Meal (April)

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

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We offer a limited number of Pre Show meal tickets at a special discounted rate of £14.50. These tickets include 2 courses from a pre-theatre set menu – don’t forget to book your show tickets too.

How Does it Work?
When you book your Pre Show Meal tickets (either online or over the phone), your table is automatically reserved in the café bar. You must take your table by 90 minutes before the performance. We will reserve your table in the café bar under the same name that the tickets were booked in. Please note drinks and service are not included in the Meal Deal.

How Much Does It Cost?
The price of a two course meal is £14.50. The on the day price will vary as the menu changes.

What Will Be On The Menu?
The menu changes regularly and will always include a vegetarian option. You can check out the current menu by clicking the link below.

If you have special dietary requirements please contact our Hospitality Team who will do what they can to help: catering@wolseytheatre.co.uk or 01473 295904.

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We only have 20 tickets left for this performance.

14:30

A Streetcar Named Desire

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

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By Tennessee Williams
Directed by Chelsea Walker
Designed by Georgia Lowe

“Every man is a king.” Stanley Kowalski is no exception.

Until one summer, when his sister-in-law Blanche comes to stay.
Anxious, seductive and fiercely clever, Blanche is just about keeping it together.
But her arrival threatens his entire way of life.

As the temperature soars and passions intensify, a burning desire threatens to tear their world apart.

This bold new revival of Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece is a raging portrayal of what it means to be an outsider, in a society where we’re all desperate to belong.

A Nuffield Southampton Theatres, English Touring Theatre and Theatre Clwyd co-production supported by a grant from the Royal Theatrical Support Trust.

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Only 3 tickets left, and it’s unlikely we’ll have seats together. Show only best availability.

17:45

Pre Show Meal (April)

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

A few more details ...

We offer a limited number of Pre Show meal tickets at a special discounted rate of £14.50. These tickets include 2 courses from a pre-theatre set menu – don’t forget to book your show tickets too.

How Does it Work?
When you book your Pre Show Meal tickets (either online or over the phone), your table is automatically reserved in the café bar. You must take your table by 90 minutes before the performance. We will reserve your table in the café bar under the same name that the tickets were booked in. Please note drinks and service are not included in the Meal Deal.

How Much Does It Cost?
The price of a two course meal is £14.50. The on the day price will vary as the menu changes.

What Will Be On The Menu?
The menu changes regularly and will always include a vegetarian option. You can check out the current menu by clicking the link below.

If you have special dietary requirements please contact our Hospitality Team who will do what they can to help: catering@wolseytheatre.co.uk or 01473 295904.

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Very limited availability!
Only 16 tickets left.

19:45

A Streetcar Named Desire

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

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By Tennessee Williams
Directed by Chelsea Walker
Designed by Georgia Lowe

“Every man is a king.” Stanley Kowalski is no exception.

Until one summer, when his sister-in-law Blanche comes to stay.
Anxious, seductive and fiercely clever, Blanche is just about keeping it together.
But her arrival threatens his entire way of life.

As the temperature soars and passions intensify, a burning desire threatens to tear their world apart.

This bold new revival of Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece is a raging portrayal of what it means to be an outsider, in a society where we’re all desperate to belong.

A Nuffield Southampton Theatres, English Touring Theatre and Theatre Clwyd co-production supported by a grant from the Royal Theatrical Support Trust.

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Thu 26 Apr

17:45

Pre Show Meal (April)

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

A few more details ...

We offer a limited number of Pre Show meal tickets at a special discounted rate of £14.50. These tickets include 2 courses from a pre-theatre set menu – don’t forget to book your show tickets too.

How Does it Work?
When you book your Pre Show Meal tickets (either online or over the phone), your table is automatically reserved in the café bar. You must take your table by 90 minutes before the performance. We will reserve your table in the café bar under the same name that the tickets were booked in. Please note drinks and service are not included in the Meal Deal.

How Much Does It Cost?
The price of a two course meal is £14.50. The on the day price will vary as the menu changes.

What Will Be On The Menu?
The menu changes regularly and will always include a vegetarian option. You can check out the current menu by clicking the link below.

If you have special dietary requirements please contact our Hospitality Team who will do what they can to help: catering@wolseytheatre.co.uk or 01473 295904.

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We only have 20 tickets left for this performance.

18:00

Meat and Metrosexuality - Talk

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

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Meat and Metrosexuality: Tennessee William against the rise and fall, and rise again of male chauvinism.

Poet and author, Mark Brayley, will be exploring Williams' life and works in relation to masculinity and its changes over the last seventy years. Uncurling every bicep to look under every rock at every ugly truth, this talk will take us deep into the troubled tensions of Blanche DuBois and Stanley Kowalski.

In collaboration with Felixstowe Book Festival

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19:45

A Streetcar Named Desire

New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

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By Tennessee Williams
Directed by Chelsea Walker
Designed by Georgia Lowe

“Every man is a king.” Stanley Kowalski is no exception.

Until one summer, when his sister-in-law Blanche comes to stay.
Anxious, seductive and fiercely clever, Blanche is just about keeping it together.
But her arrival threatens his entire way of life.

As the temperature soars and passions intensify, a burning desire threatens to tear their world apart.

This bold new revival of Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece is a raging portrayal of what it means to be an outsider, in a society where we’re all desperate to belong.

A Nuffield Southampton Theatres, English Touring Theatre and Theatre Clwyd co-production supported by a grant from the Royal Theatrical Support Trust.

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