Sienna Miller, Jack O'Connell and Colm Meaney lead Director Benedict Andrews' West End revival of Tennessee Williams' mendacious masterpiece Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, following a Mississippi family in crisis and dancing round the truth.
The truth hurts. On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell.
Brick (O'Connell) and Maggie (Miller) dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real – and which will win out?
Andrews’ production of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, which plays at the Apollo Theatre, marks the Young Vic’s first production to debut directly in the West End and is presented by the Young Vic and The Young Ones. Previously the venue have transferred A View from a Bridge, Golem, The Scottsboro Boys, Simply Heavenly, Tintin and A Doll’s House.
Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer prize winning play received its world premiere in 1955 at the Morosco Theater on Broadway with Barbara Bel Geddes and Ben Gazzara as Maggie and Brick. The UK premiere, directed by Peter Hall, opened at the Comedy Theatre in 1958 with Kim Stanley and Paul Massie in the same roles. The 1958 Academy Award nominated film starring Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman was directed by Richard Brooks.
Cast & Creatives
- Sienna Miller, Jack O'Connell, Colm Meaney, Lisa Palfrey, Hayley Squires, Brian Gleeson, Richard Hansell, Michael J Shannon
- Benedict Andrews
- Music by
- Jed Kurzel
- Young Vic
- Alice Babidge
- Lighting Designer
- Jon Clark
- Set Designer
- Magda Willi
- Gareth Fry
- Shaftesbury Avenue, London, United Kingdom, W1D 7EZ
- 0330 333 4809
- Official site
- Nearest tube
- Piccadilly Circus (250m)
- Nearest bus
- 1, 14, 19, 22, 24, 29, 38, 55, 176
50% off parking when you park at Q-Park Soho or Q-Park Chinatown, both only 5 minutes away from the theatre.
- This venue accepts Theatre Tokens
- How to book
- Tel: 0330 333 4815 Minicom: 020 7087 7835
- available for all disabled people and their companions.
- Limited mobility
- All of row O (especially O1, O2, O13 and O14) in the Stalls have very good leg room.
- Access description
- 8cm step into the foyer through swing double doors. Box Office counter on the left. 22 steps down from foyer to Stalls, 12 up to the Dress Circle, with 2 steps between rows in the auditorium. 35 steps up to the Upper Circle and 75 to the Balcony. Handrails on both sides of the staircases. Stairlift to stalls access through double doors to the left of the upper circle entrance on Shaftesbury Avenue. Stairlift or 12 steps down to the stalls. Theatre open 30min before the start of the performance.
- Hearing impaired
- Sennheiser infra-red system with limited number of head sets available. Avoid front 3 rows of Stalls. Deposit required.
- Guide dogs policy
- Guide dogs allowed into the auditorium and staff are also available to dog sit. Dogs will be looked after in Stalls bar or in manager's office. Maximum 2 dogs at a time.
- On arrival please report to the Main Entrance. A member of staff will then accompany you to the wheelchair access entrance on Shaftesbury Avenue where there is a platform lift to the Stalls level of the Auditorium. 2 spaces for wheelchair users in seats F1 and G1 in the Stalls. Wheelchair transferees can be accommodated in Stalls. Recommended seats are E1, H1 and J1 but other seats are available. Wheelchairs are stored near auditorium right Stalls level. Venue not suitable for scooters. Auditorium is carpeted with steep raking.
- Adapted toilet to the rear of the Stalls level.
- Disabled toilets
- Adapted toilet in the Stalls.
- Stalls and Upper Circle levels have bars. No access to bars for wheelchair users but staff members can bring drinks to you.
- This venue accepts Theatre Tokens