Gillian Anderson to Play Blanche DuBois in Streetcar at London’s Young Vic; Full Season Set

Stage and sscreen star Gillian Anderson will step into the Southern Gothic shoes of Blanche DuBois in an upcoming production of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire at London’s Young Vic in the summer of 2014.

Anderson will star in the iconic role as helmed by Aussie director Benedict Andrews, who directed Cate Blanchett in Gross und Klein and a reimagined Three Sisters at the Young Vic last year. Anderson’s name is currently the only one attached to the production, which will feature design by Magda Willi, costumes by Victoria Behr, lighting by Jon Clark and sound by Paul Arditti.

At the conclusion of her hit sci-fi series The X-Files, Anderson appeared on stage in Absent Friends at MTC, The Philanthropist at Long Wharf Theatre, What The Night Is For (West End debut), The Vagina Monologues, The Sweetest Swing in Baseball, A Doll’s House and the Mark Rylance-created fundraiser We Are One—a celebration of tribal peoples.

What else is next for the Young Vic season? Williams’ classic Streetcar will join a Young Vic season that also includes Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days (January 23 – February 22, 2014); Arthur Miller’s A View From the Bridge (April 4 — May 24); Peter Brook and Marie-Helene Estienne’s The Valley of Astonishment (June 20 – July 12); Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard (October 10 – November 29); and the U.K. premiere of Suzanne Andrade’s Golem (December 9 – January 17, 2015).