Ben Foster and Vanessa Kirby join Young Vic's Streetcar
Further casting has today been announced for director Benedict Andrews' new production of A Streetcar Named Desire at the Young Vic Theatre in south London.
Joining the previously announced Gillian Anderson as Blanche DuBois will be Ben Foster as Stanley Kowalski and Vanessa Kirby as Stella.
The rest of the cast will include Clare Burt, Lachele Carl, Branwell Donaghey, Otto Farrant, Nicholas Gecks, Stephanie Jacob, Claire Prempah and Corey Johnson (as Mitch).
Ben Foster will make his London stage debut in the iconic role of Stanley. He made his Broadway debut last year in 'Orphans', opposite Alec Baldwin and Tom Sturridge. His film credits include 'The Messenger', '360', 'Alpha Dog', 'Here', 'Contraband', and 'X-Men: The Last Stand'. He is soon to be seen on screen as the lead role of Lance Armstrong in Stephen Frears’ film about the infamous cyclist, due to be released in UK cinemas later this year.
Vanessa Kirby's stage credits include Masha in Benedict Andrews’ production of 'Three Sisters' at the Young Vic, along with roles in 'Edward II' and 'Women Beware Women' at the National Theatre and 'The Acid Test' at the Royal Court. She is familiar to TV audiences for playing Estella in the BBC adaptation of Great Expectations alongside Gillian Anderson.
Tennessee Williams' 1947 Pulitzer Prize winning play will be directed by Benedict Andrews and feature designs by Magda Willi. It is produced by The Young Vic & Joshua Andrews and features costume by Victoria Behr, sound by Paul Arditti, music by Alex Baranowski and lighting by Jon Clark.
The production runs from 23 July to 6 September 2014. All dates are now sold out, although day seats are available from 10am on the day of each performance.