Cat On A Hot Tin Roof London Tickets
Revived by the Young Vic theatre in London before relocating to the West End in 2017, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof London starred Sienna Miller as Maggie, alongside Jack O’Connell as Brick. Under the direction of Benedict Andrews, the Young Vic's production also starred Colm Meaney as the irrepressible Big Daddy. The set and staging were re-imagined by the design artist, Magda Willi, for this version, which evokes all of the steaminess and pressure of a hot Mississippi night in which the characters become ever more pressurised by one another. The set was ably supported by Jon Clark's clever lighting design, which provided a true touch of Americana.
Cat On A Hot Tin Roof London's history
As a stage production, Cat On a Hot Tin Roof goes back some way. It was written by Tennessee Williams in the 1950s and attained the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1955. Focusing on the untruths told to one another – or mendacity, as Big Daddy calls it – the play's central characters are Maggie and Brick, a married couple who are struggling to cope with their relationship, not least because of Brick's alcoholism and the exact nature of his friendship with Skipper, a football professional. The original Broadway cast included Burl Ives in the role of Big Daddy. He would go on to play the character once more in the Hollywood version of the play, starring alongside the silver screen legends of Paul Newman and Elizabeth Taylor.
Following the success of Cat On a Hot Tin Roof in America, where Williams was widely viewed to have created a masterpiece, a London production was soon envisaged. Directed by the renowned Peter Hall, the first London staging of the play opened at the Comedy Theatre in January 1958. Maggie was played by Kim Stanley, with Paul Massie as Brick and Leo McKern as the father figure. Although a number of US revivals followed, it was not until 1988 that the play once again came to London, when it was staged by the National Theatre, starring Lindsay Duncan among others.
The Andrews production of Cat On a Hot Tin Roof was anticipated by fans of Williams' work. This was not least because Andrews had previously won many critical plaudits for his stage revival of A Streetcar Named Desire, another Williams classic tale of bitterness and recrimination, set in the southern part of America.
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