Apollo Theatre
Shaftesbury Avenue
London, W1D 7EZ
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Opened: 13 Jul 2017
Booking from: 23 Aug 2017
Booking until: 07 Oct 2017
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  • keidypukk 164 cm female 7 reviews 0 helpful votes
    60% total rating Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, 31st July 2017
    I was expecting more. Maybe the experience wasn't as great as I was sitting relatively far back, but I never felt like it 'clicked'. Lots of energy was wasted on the accents (which were horrible and not always present) and there was lots of relying on the nudity (which wore off after about 5 minutes). They've also tried to add pretty much everything from the play, but not explaining any of it, so at times it just feels cluttered. I would've expected Jack's character to be more broken (rather than just annoyed) and Sienna's character to be more 'in heat' (I never once believed she genuinely lusted after her man).
    I'm only 5'3, so legroom isn't usually an issue for me. As we were high up, I ended up leaning in a lot anyway, so I never felt like it was too tight. View wise - you'll need to lean in, but doing so you will see the whole stage. It's obviously just not ideal to have to lean in for the whole time nor will you see much of the reactions, which isn't necessarily an issue for a grand musical, but for Cat, I felt like sitting so far made not quite feel close enough to the story. There is a rail to your left (so 21-22 etc.) which is slightly more obstructing. I actually had seat 22, but 20 was empty and I preferred that.
  • daljitsaund 2 reviews 0 helpful votes
    100% total rating Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, 18th July 2017
    A-mazzzing! After seing the performance I went on Youe Tube and delved into the film version and some other theatre productions available on-line, including one with Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner. They seemed stale compared to this production which is seriously sizzling and fully 21st century! Miss Miller is explosive. Some described Nicloe Kidman in The Blue Room as "pure Viagra". Miller is Viagra Plus as The Cat!
    It's a long way up and the view is restricted by a metal bar and the curvature of the Circle on this far end of the left side. Also, people in the front row lean forward to get a better view and their heads create a further obsuring of the stage. Compared to other old theatres, the seats are reasonably comfortable with good legroom.
  • paulfootie 6'3" male 61 reviews 3 helpful votes
    80% total rating Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, 22nd July 2017
    A brilliant show which brings up to date the action but retains the impact of the original.
    I was aware of the view from my seat 'a had a 'restricted side view of the stage' as advertised. My seat, B4, was two in from the end of the row (B2 being the aisle). A comfy seat with a good view although stage left does have the lighting bar running through it. The bar actually curves from stage left to centre stage and although the view above and below is is clear it does cut into the view. The seats are raised so your knees are level with the shoulders of the seat in front. This means that the only real block to view is the rail (unless there is a very tall person sat in front and they would have to be very tall!). Plenty of leg room and what seems wider seats making a comfy seat. For this production some of the action takes place front stage left so there is a bit of leaning required but it too much and it wouldn't put me off booking this seat again.
    B4 Grand Circle - Apollo Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Grand Circle B4
  • oliviabeanland 5"7 female 8 reviews 0 helpful votes
    80% total rating Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, 12th August 2017
    Warning - full nudity! The play is well acted and well staged. Great play and cast. Jack O'Connell and Sienna Miller are fantastic!
    You have to lean onto the railing in order to see the stage, but the railing is padded so not too uncomfortable.
    Box B2 Grand Circle - Apollo Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Grand Circle Box B2
The Apollo Theatre’s Stalls have the best views and legroom, however a slight overhang does affect Row N backwards. The Dress Circle also often can give good views, however with a curved layout particularly affecting the ends of the first few Rows, these are often best avoided.

The Grand Circle is a lot more distant and down-facing, however if this isn’t an issue for you, some great value for money tickets can be found in this section.
Apollo Theatre, London interactive seating plan & seat reviews
Tennessee Williams’ classic play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof returns to the London West End this summer. Opening at the Apollo Theatre on the 13th July 2017, this new production of the classic play stars Jack O’Connell and Sienna Miller.

Set on a humid night in Mississippi, a family in the Deep South get together at their cotton plantation for a party for Big Daddy’s birthday, but the fiery heat is suffocating with all the lies that they tell.

Secrets and sexual tensions boil to the surface as Brick and Maggie try and dance around the truths that could end their marriage. All is at stake and the family is in jeopardy, but where does the truth really lie and what will actually win out.

Sienna Miller stars as Maggie. Miller is one of the best known faces in Hollywood, having stared in a huge range of films including Stardust, Layer Cake and American Sniper. She is no stranger to the stage either, having also featured in a range of West End and Broadway shows including the 2015 Studio 54 revival of Cabaret and the 2011 Theatre Royal Haymarket production of Flare Path.

Up-and-coming British actor Jack O’Connell co-stars as Brick. O’Connell first made his name in the TV series Skins before becoming internationally known for his acclaimed performances in gritty films such as Harry Brown, Starred Up, ’71 and Unbroken.

The pair are joined by an incredible ensemble, including Lisa Palfrey as Big Mama, Hayley Squires as Mae, Brian Gleeson as Gooper, Richard Hansel as Doctor and Michael J Shannon as Reverend.

This new production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is directed by Benedict Andrews, the multi-award winning Australian director whose production of another renowned Tennessee Williams play, A Streetcar Named Desire, was met with acclaim by both audiences and critics alike when it opened at the Young Vic theatre, starring Gillian Anderson and Ben Foster.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is also produced by the Young Vic, in a landmark production that will mark the first time that a Young Vic play has premiered in the West End, after a run of recent acclaimed transfers which has included A View from a Bridge, Golem and The Scottsboro Boys.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is set to begin previews at the Apollo Theatre in London’s West end on 13th July 2017, with an official opening on 24th July 2017, being set to continue until 7th October.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is perfect for any Tennessee Williams fans, especially those who saw the Young Vic’s previous production of A Streetcar Named Desire, also directed by Benedict Andrews. With the star casting of two of the biggest names in stage and screen, Sienna Miller and Jack O’Connell, tickets for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof are set to fly out.

Age Recommendations: Age recommendation: 15+