Spectrum: A Streetcar Named Desire at The Lyric Theatre

Spectrum: A Streetcar Named Desire at The Lyric Theatre

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Location

Belfast, Lyric Theatre

Year

1984

Date

Transmission 13/09/1984

Length

05min 59sec

Audio

sound

Format

Betacam

colour

Source

Digitised as part of the UTV Archive Partnership Project (ITV, Northern Ireland Screen and PRONI)

Courtesy

Department for Communities, ITV, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

Rights Holder

ITV

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Description

Jayne Coyle interview's actors Patrick Roma and Stella McCusker at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast.

Stella discusses her upcoming performance as Blanche Dubois in 'A Streetcar Named Desire' and the challenges that the role presents. However, she states, these were challenges which she was eager to take on, "I was ready for this, I needed a stretcher". When asked about her relationship with the male actors within the company she responds that, "both guys are really terrific".

Next we meet Patrick Roma, who is playing Mitch in what is his first professional visit to Ireland. Here, he discusses his inspiration and process, whilst considering the sometimes profound effects that playing a certain character can have on an actor.

Notes

A Streetcar Named Desire is a play written by Tennessee Williams that opened on Broadway on 3rd December 1947. 

The play dramatises the life of Blanche DuBois, a Southern belle who, after encountering a series of personal losses, leaves her aristocratic background seeking refuge with her sister and brother-in-law in a dilapidated New Orleans apartment building.

Credits

A UTV Production. 

Interviewer: Jane Coyle 

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