Maxine Peake to star as Blanche DuBois at the Royal Exchange
Maxine Peake is to play Blanche DuBois in a new production of A Streetcar Named Desire.
Peake will take the lead role in a production of the Tennessee Williams play at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester, reuniting her with director Sarah Frankcom.
Peake described Blanche DuBois as a “monumental woman”, adding: “Finding out who she is and developing her in a rehearsal room with a brilliant and generous director like Sarah is a thrilling journey to go on. I can’t wait to start.”
A Streetcar Named Desire will open the theatre’s 40th anniversary season, running from September 8 to October 15. A press night will be held on September 13.
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