The small Donmar auditorium was hot and felt steamy reflecting really well the atmosphere of the Tennessee Williams play, I’d come to see. This was an excellent production. I must admit, I was gripped all the way through and I agree with my of the critics that Rachel Weisz was a stellar performance. I also felt that the other members of the cast did a really good job. The stunning red dressing gown that Blanche wore seemed to represent the passion and contrast that she brought to a her sister’s house. I felt really caught up in Blanche as an actress, playing her part well, but always feeling that she would be ‘found out’, that all this would not lead to a ‘good end’. The dream sequences were extremely effective and I really felt Blanche’s sense of loss, as well as her guilt. There was not attraction to Stanley. He was a brutish man, but I did feel that at times he felt threatened by Blanche’s presence.
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