Friday, November 06, 2009

Play: A Streetcar Named Desire…

SND_webWe drove over to Stratford-upon-Avon to see the Second Thoughts production of A Streetcar Named Desire.

It was an excellent event and Ian did a great job as Props Manager, especially the part where Stanley Kowalski throws the radio 'off set' and we hear the sound of it breaking. Apparently a well-timed catch from Ian and a load of cutlery being dropped out-of-site of the audience did the trick!

It wasn't a full-house – Ian's wife Ann was there and so was Pat, his Mum - but those that were there were generous in their applause – justifiably so, as the acting was superb, especially Anne Bowen who played the part of Blanche.

We're thinking of getting the DVD of the 1951 film version starring Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh.

It finished around 10.15 and in spite of the3 extensive roadworks near the M40, we were home by 11.30.