Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at Apollo Theatre tickets
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at Apollo Theatre tickets

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Overview

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.

Recommended for

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+

Dates and times

Opened: 13 Jul 2017
Press night: 24 Jul 2017
Booking from: 06 Oct 2017
Booking until: 07 Oct 2017

Location and map

Apollo Theatre
Shaftesbury Avenue
London, W1D 7EZ

40 Reviews Add review

‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ has always been my favourite Tennessee Williams play but this production felt lacklustre. For me, the sta... More

joc78 5"4, 200 reviews, 2 helpful votes

‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ has always been my favourite Tennessee Williams play but this production felt lacklustre. For me, the staging and direction were all over the place. It felt very chaotic, confused and a real mess. I couldn’t feel the intensity between the characters of Brick and Maggie. In terms of casting, unfortunately Jack O’Connell was a poor choice as Brick. His southern accent was over-wrought by his Irish lilt which spoilt it for me. Sienna Miller was just ‘ok’ as Maggie, however Colm Meany was a good choice as Big Daddy. He commanded the stage and was solid throughout. It’s such a shame as I really wanted to enjoy this play but it just lacked that spark for me. However, the theatre was completely full and everybody seemed to love the production, so maybe it was just me!!

joc78 5"4, 200 reviews, 2 helpful votes

Loved this play. Sienna Miller was amazing - it’s being shown in cinemas in February go and see it if you missed out this time.

karenstratton 5'4", 18 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Loved this play. Sienna Miller was amazing - it’s being shown in cinemas in February go and see it if you missed out this time.

karenstratton 5'4", 18 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Cat On A Hot Tin Roof was INCREDIBLE!! Perhaps just a tad too long - almost 3 hours with just a 15 minute interval. But Jack O’Con... More

RichardBayton 6"2, 100 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Cat On A Hot Tin Roof was INCREDIBLE!! Perhaps just a tad too long - almost 3 hours with just a 15 minute interval. But Jack O’Connell and Sienna Miller were phenomenal! Definitely worth seeing this show if you can! X

RichardBayton 6"2, 100 reviews, 1 helpful vote

A-mazzzing! After seing the performance I went on Youe Tube and delved into the film version and some other theatre productions av... More

daljitsaund 2 reviews, 0 helpful votes

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!

daljitsaund 2 reviews, 0 helpful votes

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... More

keidypukk 164 cm, 9 reviews, 0 helpful votes

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).

keidypukk 164 cm, 9 reviews, 0 helpful votes

A brilliant show which brings up to date the action but retains the impact of the original.

paulfootie 6'3", 76 reviews, 3 helpful votes

A brilliant show which brings up to date the action but retains the impact of the original.

paulfootie 6'3", 76 reviews, 3 helpful votes

Really enjoyed this show - it has now finished but perfectly funny and dramatic. It is on National Theatre Live in the new year - ... More

simonwilkinson 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Really enjoyed this show - it has now finished but perfectly funny and dramatic. It is on National Theatre Live in the new year - watch it if you haven’t already!

simonwilkinson 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Disliked it - overthought and production gimmicks got in the way of the play; updating the setting didn't work. Disappointed beca... More

js53 5'1", 14 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Disliked it - overthought and production gimmicks got in the way of the play; updating the setting didn't work. Disappointed because the same director's Streetcar at the Young Vic recently was one of the best things I have seen ever!

js53 5'1", 14 reviews, 0 helpful votes

steffigolightly 165 cm, 58 reviews, 1 helpful vote

steffigolightly 165 cm, 58 reviews, 1 helpful vote
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