West End this week: A Streetcar Named Desire and The Addams Family

By | Posted on 18-May-2020

West End this week: A Streetcar Named Desire and The Addams Family

We’ve got our top theatre recommendations of world-class theatre being streamed online this week. There’s the National Theatre’s latest offering of A Streetcar Named Desire, starring Gillian Anderson as well as off-West End shows and films too. So, take your seats and enjoy all that theatre has to offer.

This week’s West End entertainment to watch

A Streetcar Named Desire at the Young Vic

A Streetcar Named Desire is the latest production as part of the National Theatre at Home series, giving audiences around the world the chance to relive this unmissable play. This week, you can watch the Tennessee Williams masterpiece for free, starring The X Files’ and All About Eve‘s Gillian Anderson as Blanche DuBois, The Crown‘s Vanessa Kirby as Stella Kowalski and Ben Foster as Stanley Kowalski.

What we’re streaming online

We can’t wait to see Carrie Underwood as Maria von Trapp in The Sound of Music Live! this weekend. The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical is the latest production to be streamed online as part of The Show Must Go On series. With a star cast including Tony Award-winning actors Christian Borle and Audra McDonald, we’re in for a treat.

What we’re watching on television

This weekend, we’ll be sitting down to watch The Addams Family on television, airing on Channel 5 this Saturday 23rd May at 1:50pm. Recently adapted for stage, the 1991 film follows a tight-knit family as they reconnect with a supposed long-lost relative. There’s great performances from a star-cast including Raul Julia, Anjelica Huston, Christopher Lloyd and Christina Ricci.

What we’re listening to

Ahead of Hamilton coming to Disney+, we’re listening to The Hamilcast – a podcast all about the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical. With over 200 episodes recorded so far, we can’t wait to bask in the sunshine and discover even more about the show that’s become a phenomenon the world over.

What viral video we’re loving

Have you seen Hairspray on stage or watched the films? Enjoy a celebration of casts past, present and future as they come together in a unique performance of “You Can’t Stop the Beat”! See how many stars you can spot.

Photo credit: Johan Persson (Gillian Anderson in A Streetcar Named Desire)