Bringing Text to Life


On Monday 19 September, 30 A Level English Language & Literature and English Literature students visited Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre to see a production of ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ by Tenessee Williams.  The amazing production, starring Maxine Peake, brought to life the set text these students are studying in their A Level courses.  The production was a huge success with the students…

I really enjoyed going to see A Streetcar Named Desire; it was an excellent performance which helped me to visualise the play in my English lessons.” Robyn, Year 13.

Maxine Peake’s portrayal of Blanche was exactly how I imagined her!  I really enjoyed the performance.

Being able to watch A Streetcar Named Desire live at the theatre really brought the play to life and gave me a deeper understanding of the plot.