A talented amateur actress will make her professional debut in Rapture Theatre’s production of A Streetcar Named Desire.
Liz Drewett, from Linlithgow, is well known round the local scene having performed for Linlithgow Players Group for 14 years.
And she cannot wait for the opportunity to perform at the King’s Theatre in Edinburgh where she will play multiple characters in the Tennessee Williams play.
Made famous by the film starring Marlon Brando and Vivienne Leigh, Streetcar tells the story of Blanche DuBois, a Southern Belle who seeks help from her sister, Stella, after losing her job and the sisters’ family home, Belle Reve. This visit brings her into conflict with Stella’s attractive but brutal husband, Stanley Kowalski.
Liz said: “It’s one of the best plays ever written. I’m thrilled this is the one I’m making my debut in. It’s given me a real insight into the world of professional theatre.
Liz, who works in mental health, said her husband Richard is “wonderfully” supportive, daughter Molly has the acting bug and she’s trying to win round her football-daft son Ted!
Streetcar is on at The King’s Theatre in Edinburgh from October 3-7. See www.rapturetheatre.com for details.