Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire is regarded by many as one of the greatest American plays of the 20th century. Opening on Broadway in December 1947, the play received the Pulitzer Prize for Best Drama in 1948 and in 1951 the play was adapted for the big screen. The film, which starred Vivien Leigh and Marlon Brando, won a host of awards including the Academy Award for Best Actress and cemented the play's status in American drama history.
Cambridge Arts Theatre's co-production of David Haig's remarkable new play, Pressure, opens next week. We caught up with the man himself to chat about the history behind the characters and what he believes the story could offer contemporary audiences.
This month sees the return of the celebrated author Peter James with a thrilling new stage adaptation of his best-selling novel, Not Dead Enough, starring Laura Whitmore, Bill Ward and Stephen Billington.
Here's what Peter James had to say about his books, writing spine-chilling thrillers and seeing his words brought alive on stage...
Firstly, how would you sum up the plot of Not Dead Enough, without giving too much away!
To continue International Women's Day celebrations, we are continuing our Women in Theatre series - an exciting three weeks of three incredible productions written by women, about women and starring women! (Click here for more information)
So here's an interview with Stella Powell-Jones, Associate Director of Royal Court's Escaped Alone!
The work of Alan Ayckbourn, the acclaimed playwright who has written over seventy plays, is soon returning to our stage with the laugh-out-loud futuristic comedy Henceforward... (Wed 22 - Sat 25 Feb). Alan Ayckbourn chatted to Simon Murgatroyd about his play and the difficulty of producing a production that was deemed futuristic in 1987... in 2017!
Henceforward… is this year’s Ayckbourn revival at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, tell us a little about the play.
Next week brings the welcomed return of Cambridge University's The Marlowe Society, one of Cambridge's oldest and most prestigious theatrical groups. This week we chatted to director of Edward II Caroline Steinbeis, all about the production and her time with the illustrious company...
Firstly, what is your background in theatre?