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Weisz set for West End Streetcar

Rachel Weisz
Weisz will appear in the play next July

Oscar winner Rachel Weisz is to play Blanche Dubois star in a West End version of A Streetcar Named Desire.

Weisz, who won a best supporting actress Oscar in 2006 for The Constant Gardener, will appear on stage in July.

The Tennessee Williams revival will take place at London's Donmar Warehouse and is directed by Rob Ashford. No other cast details have been released.

Weisz was last seen on the London stage in the Almeida's 2001 production of Neil LaBute's The Shape of Things.



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