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August 27, 2017
GA was unforgetable in this portrayal. The whole case was admirable and it leads up to a devastating conclusion. Over three hours of heavy drama, physical stamina and a stunning result ! Bravo.
½ March 11, 2016
Saw the live from London version that was shown in theaters around the world. It was spellbinding, tragic and so well acted. Gillian Anderson triumphed in this role and the whole cast was fantastic. Wish I could see i again. A++++
November 5, 2014
I have no words for this incredible modern take of the classic Tennessee Williams play thanks to Benedict Andrews and the magnificent Blanche DuBois of Gillian Anderson!
October 5, 2014
Gillian Anderson was absolutely brilliant.
September 17, 2014
Mesmerizing and brilliant. Gillian Anderson transforms completely into Blanche. Emotionally heavy in just the right way. Unforgettable performances all around. A must see!
September 16, 2014
Gillian Anderson is fantastic as Blanche, taking full advantage of what that role offers. Ben Foster made a few surprising choices with Stanley, which worked out well. On a critical note, a couple of the British actors seemed to have trouble maintaining an American South dialect.

As for production choices, the device of the revolving platform and in-the-round seating seemed to work well. But, the visual updating of the time period (the lines were not altered) did not seem to serve a purpose. The music choices were generally quite good and played in well with a solidly utilized style of scene change. However, there were a few music cues that seemed a bit too jarring for the moments in which they were placed.

Overall, this is a filmed theatrical production worth seeing on the strength of Anderson's performance alone.
September 16, 2014
Just brilliant, Anderson had me completely convinced, she utterly transformed herself into blanch.
Fantastic cast, exhausting to watch, in a good way.
September 16, 2014
One to see. Gillian Anderson impressive as always.
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