EVERY man is a king, so the saying goes, and swaggering, confident Stanley is no exception, in A Streetcar Name Desire by Tennessee Williams.

And the good news is, Stanley and his sister in law, Blanche, are set to disturb and entertain a Malvern Theatres audience

A spokesman said: “Anxious, seductive and fiercely clever, Blanche is just about keeping it together. But her arrival threatens Stanley’s entire way of life. As the summer heats up, and the games turn savage, a burning desire threatens to tear their world apart.

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

Sir Peter Hall Director Award winner Chelsea Walker directs Nicole Agada (Woman/Nurse), Will Bliss (Steve), Dexter Flanders (Mitch), Kelly Gough (Blanche), Amber James (Stella), Patrick Knowles (Stanley), Marai Louis (Eunice) and Joe Manjón (Pablo/Doctor/Paperboy

Tennessee Williams (1911 – 1983) was one of the greatest American playwrights. His principal works include A Streetcar Named Desire (Pulitzer Prize), The Glass Menagerie (New York Critics’ Circle Award), The Rose Tattoo (Tony Award for Best Play), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Pulitzer Prize), Suddenly Last Summer, Sweet Bird of Youth, Orpheus Descending and The Night of the Iguana (New York Critics’ Circle Award).

The character of Stanley was famously brought to imposing, self-regarding life by Marlon Brando, both on Broadway and in the successful movie that followed, and the role was instrumental in making Brando a star

His performance, and the excellence of the script have led some critics to suggest that not only was this Tennessee Williams’ best play, it was one of the greatest plays of the last century.

A Streetcar Named Desire will be appearing at Malvern Theatres from Tuesday April 10 to Saturday April 14.

Tickets are on sale at the Box Office 01684 892277 and online at malvern-theatres.co.uk