Oscar Nominee Paul Mescal Will Star in West End Transfer of A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
It’s a big week for one certain Irish heartthrob and rising star. Oscar nominee and BAFTA winner Paul Mescal will star as Stanley Kowalski in the West End transfer of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire this spring. The Almeida production is currently in performances through February 4 in London and will then move to the Phoenix Theatre for a limited engagement beginning March 20.
Mescal made waves for his Oscar and BAFTA-nominated performance in the film Aftersun, playing a single father doing his best to connect with his teenage daughter. Prior to that, he was seen in the limited TV series Normal People, for which he won a BAFTA and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award. Up next, he’ll be seen in Strangers opposite fellow Irish hottie Andrew Scott. He also recently replaced Blake Jenner as Franklin in the 20-years-long Merrily We Roll Along film project with Ben Platt and Beanie Feldstein.
Born in County Kildaire, Ireland, Mescal was a mainstay of the theatre scene in Dublin for several years after graduating from college in 2017 before making his way to the big screen. His credits include The Great Gatsby, The Plough and the Stars, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, and The Red Shoes.
A Streetcar Named Desire will also feature Olivier Award winner Patsy Ferran as Blanche, Anjana Vasan as Stella, and Dwane Walcott as Harold, all continuing their performances from the Almeida. The production is directed by Almeida Associate Director Rebecca Frecknall, who most recently won an Olivier last year for her take on Cabaret.
The creative team for A Streetcar Named Desire also includes set designer Madeleine Girling, costume designer Merle Hensel, lighting designer Lee Curran, sound designer Peter Rice, composer Angus MacRae, and casting director Julia Horan.
A Streetcar Named Desire is produced by Ambassador Theatre Group Productions, Almeida Theatre, Wessex Grove, and Gavin Kalin productions.
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