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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

By Tennessee Williams

‘Almeida skilfully interwove all the characters within the claustrophobic confines of Big Daddy’s birthday celebration to great effect’ North West End
‘Big Daddy’s birthday party still blazes’ The Guardian
‘Almeida's direction is assertive and unapologetic’ WhatsOnStage
‘Psychological horror show’ The Stage
‘Sharp, nuanced and innovative’ West End Best Friend
‘poweful’ The Reviews Hub
‘Siena Kelly is magnetic’ Not Exactly Billington
‘Sparkles’ East Midlands Theatre
‘Gripping’ Beyond The Curtain
‘Stunning performances’ Break a Leggers
‘Hugely powerful’ West End Wilma
‘An extraordinary cast of actors has been assembled and they are individually and collectively stunning.’ Good News Liverpool
‘'Fascinating gaze at matters of life and death’ Grapevine Magazine
‘This is a beautifully focused reading of the play which shows with great transparency that, for all the tragedy and heartbreak in the narrative, the most important aspects of it are love and hope.’ Sight Lines
‘Almeida’s production is tense, unnerving and arresting’ The Times
‘…a performance of terrifying intensity and clarity by Peter Forbes’ The Observer
‘…a darkly elegant interpretation of Tennessee Williams's classic drama’ Mail on Sunday
‘Rosanna Vize’s design is simple yet rich with metaphor and symbolism’ British Theatre Guide
‘What Almeida brings to this revival is that feeling that its now or never for these people and once the storm plays out, everyone’s outlook will be forever different.’ Cultural Capital
‘One of the most gripping performances I’ve seen on stage’
‘an electric and contemporary version of an old classic with a focus on strength, mendacity and recover’ Writebase
‘Oliver Johnstone's Brick captivated the audience showing moments of childlike innocence as well as very real and adult shame about his own mendacity’ Ipswich Star
‘Stand out performances from Peter Forbes & Oliver Johnstone’ The Leader
‘seethes with tension, distrust and desire for the impossible’ Number 9 Reviews
‘Kelly’s performance is outstanding’ Elaine Chapman - Theatre, Art & Reviews

On a sweltering Mississippi night, the lies are as stifling as the heat.

Maggie has fought up from poverty, only to find herself in a passionless, burning marriage. Her husband Brick Pollitt, a former pro footballer, drinks to drown out the hurt he has bottled up inside. When the entire Pollitt family meet for Big Daddy’s 65th birthday, the claws are out.

As shattering truths threaten to spiral out of control, the family set out to protect themselves, and each other, from falling apart.

This bold new revival of Tennessee Williams’s lyrical Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece is a blazing portrayal of what it takes to survive in a society where we’re all desperate to feel free.

Directed by Anthony Almeida, winner of the 2019 RTST Sir Peter Hall Director Award.

A co-production with Curve & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse, supported by a grant from Royal Theatrical Support Trust (RTST). This production was supported by the Weston Culture Fund.


Curve, Leicester

3 - 18 Sep 2021

Liverpool Playhouse

22 Sep - 2 Oct 2021

Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

6 - 9 Oct 2021

New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

12 - 16 Oct 2021

Theatr Clwyd, Mold

19 - 23 Oct 2021

MAST Studios, Southampton

26 - 30 Oct 2021

Rehearsal Gallery


Creative Team

Written by

Tennessee Williams


Anthony Almeida


Rosanna Vize

Lighting Designer

Joshua Gadsby

Composer & Sound Designer

Giles Thomas

Associate Designer & Costume Designer

Sarah Mercadé

Movement Director

Gemma Payne

Assistant Director

Jennifer Lane Baker

Casting Director

Ginny Schiller

Company Stage Manager

Helen Gaynor

Deputy Stage Manager

Robyn Clogg

Assistant Stage Manager

Zoe Leonard

Sound No.1

Sean McCabe

Sound No.2 & Tech Swing

Nevison Kusokora

Wardrobe Manager

Emma Hamlin

Production Carpenter

Martin Pickard


Joe McDonald

Production Manager

Sam Peterson


Bella Rodrigues

Assistant Producer

Ben Quashie



Siena Kelly


Oliver Johnstone

Big Mama

Teresa Banham

Big Daddy

Peter Forbes


Sam Alexander


Shanaya Rafaat

Doc Baugh

Suzette Llewellyn

Reverend Tooker

Minal Patel