A Street Walk About Desire

I bought tickets, some months ago, for my wife and I to go and see A Streetcar Named Desire at the Royal Exchange in Manchester, starring the great Maxine Peake. My wife Jen is unfamiliar with the story, so I asked her a few times if she wanted me to tell her what the play was about.

“Tell me when we are on the way there.”

So yesterday we parked up on the outskirts of the city centre, and as we walked to the venue she asked me to tell her all about it.

Feeling a little mischievous, I told her it was about a woman who was addicted to sex. She slept with strangers, watched porn movies and took part in swinging sessions. This was where the ‘desire’ bit of the title came from.

“What??!!! You’ve brought me to Manchester to see filth?!!!” 

How long have you lived in Manchester, Jen?
For the record-she enjoyed the play. And Maxine Peake was brilliant.

8 thoughts on “A Street Walk About Desire

    • This is the first of Williams’ plays that I’ve seen.
      Got to say that I love the movie version-I’m a huge Vivien Leigh fan. Brando was a tour de force too.


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