Reviews

“A winning combination, with both Meckler and Lopez Ochoa bringing drama, pathos, hope, love and a myriad of other emotions to the tale.”
- The Scotsman – 5*

“The particular skills of Meckler and Lopez Ochoa complement each other gorgeously.”
- The Daily Telegraph, 5*

"An incredibly dynamic, exhilarating and edgy production."
- The List, 5*

“The skilled ensemble cast gave it their all.”
- The Scotsman – 5*

“Heartbreakingly beautiful... something very special.”
- The Independent – 5*

“This new dance-drama version of Tennessee Williams’s play speaks with the compelling grasp of the physical desires and psychological distress that destroy a woman who simply longed to love and be loved.”
- The Herald, 5*

“Persuasive, exhilarating, moving and ingenious.”
- Sunday Times

“Scottish Ballet’s principals prove first-rate, with Eve Mutso a mercurial and dangerously sympathetic Blanche, and Tama Barry a believably brutish Stanley, all scowl and pectorals. Sophie Martin’s pregnant Stella is the moral touchstone, sensual and earthed. Her conciliatory duet with Stanley is not only startling gymnastic; it’s almost certainly the most erotic thing on any stage right now.”
- Independent on Sunday

“The spirit of choreographic adventure is alive and well and living in Scottish Ballet.”
The Daily Express – 4*

“A complete triumph”
Attitude – 5*

“A Streetcar you’ll definitely want to catch: a brilliantly bold and sensitive ballet which is full of memorable set pieces.”
- The Daily Telegraph, 5*

“Not only does it crackle with southern heat and sexual tension, but it’s a model of storytelling.”
- Independent on Sunday

"Miss this show at your peril."
- Press and Journal

“Meckler’s crystalline exposition marches hand in hand with Lopez Ochoa’s clever, articulate physical vocabulary. Peter Salem’s specially commissioned score conveys the jazzy streets and sweaty ennui of New Orleans with wonderful immediacy, and Ochoa’s choreography grafts to it organically.”
- The Observer

“An imaginative and original production born of two striking artistic sensibilities.”
- The Times

“Scottish Ballet’s A Streetcar Named Desire could serve as a template for how to tell a story through dance... Everything you could want of Tennessee Williams."
- Evening Standard – 4*

“It’s difficult to pick out best passages when so much was so affecting – and so steamy.”
- Belfast Telegraph – 4*

“Eve Mutso, Tama Barry and Sophie Martin rise to the challenge of nuanced complexity with a subtlety, intelligence and gut integrity that is so fierce and fine it hurts.”
- The Herald, 5*

“Simply gripping from start to finish. Gritty and at times shocking, whilst still maintaining the beauty and subtlety one expects from the ballet, A Streetcar Named Desire is a must-see for regular theatre goers and newcomers alike.”
- STV.tv

"A work packed with atmosphere and ingenuity."
- Press & Journal

“A visually stunning, intellectually challenging and provocative show.”
- Aberdeen Evening Express

“A personal triumph for Mutso and a tremendous premiere of a blazing new work for Scottish Ballet.”
- The Herald, 5*

“Brilliantly choreography and beautifully danced.”
- Islington Gazette

“In Eve Mutso in particular, Scottish Ballet has an absolute powerhouse of a performer. Playing the once-in-a-lifetime role of Blanche DuBois, she imbued it with every drop of intense humanity and pain it demands, and then some.”
- The Scotsman – 5*

“It’s mesmerising stuff, and so well told there’s no need to know the story or the words of the original.”
- Hackney Gazette

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