EMOTIONS turn savage as Keighley Playhouse stages a timeless masterpiece this month.

Tennessee Williams's modern classic A Streetcar Named Desire explores emotions with daring honesty from October 21 to 28 at the Devonshire Street theatre.

A Streetcar Named Desire reveals the depths of the character of Blanche DuBois, a woman whose life has been undermined by romantic illusions and therefore compels her to reject the realities of life.

As her fragile world crumbles, Blanche turns to her sister Stella for solace, but when Blanche arrives on the doorstep of her sister’s apartment, she is unwittingly entering a lion’s den.

Wounded by romantic abuses, loss, and dangerous mistakes, a troubled and eccentric heroine unravels before the audience's eyes.

A Playhouse spokesman said: "The pressure brought to bear upon her by her sister leads to a revelation of her tragic self-delusion and her downward spiral brings her face to face with the brutal, unforgiving Stanley Kowalski.

"The menace of the sexual tension between Stanley and Blanche coming to fruition is as clear from the details of the set as it is in the dialogue.

“A Streetcar Named Desire requires careful handling. With a strong unified cast, the personal chemistry sizzles. There is no doubt it has a stirring, symphonic beauty.”

"It’s easy to see why A Streetcar Named Desire was so shocking when it was first performed in theatres in the late 1940s as it deals with adultery, alcohol abuse, domestic violence, gambling and mental illness.

"This is also the reason it has stood the test of time."

A Streetcar Named Desire will be performed nightly at 7.30pm. Tickets are available by calling the box office on 07599 890769.

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