Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

Apollo Shaftesbury Ave

Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

13 Jul 2017 - 07 Oct 2017

£42.00 - £114.00

Pro reviewers rating
15 reviews

3.2 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
0 reviews

0.0 out of 5.0

The truth hurts.

On a steamy night in Mississippi. As the family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday, the various factions position themselves, waiting for Big Daddy to die. All the while Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage.

New production of Williams’ searing drama about one Southern family’s fight for survival.

Lisa Palfrey will be replaced by Kerry Fox as Big Mama for some performances.

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“Needs to sizzle... Miller as Maggie provides exactly that. ”

Ann Treneman (Times)

“Kit-off abandon... Andrews attempts to break the phwoar-o-meter... Well acted, stylishly presented and very nicely, erm, tackled”

Dominic Cavendish (The Telegraph)

“Andrews offers a brilliant, lacerating account of the play that jolts you out of any complacent sense of cosy familiarity.”

Paul Taylor (The Independent)

“Terrific... Emerges with its potency intact... Miller shows us a heroine as wounded as she is witty.”

Matt Wolf (Arts Desk)

“Miller puts a keenly sardonic topspin on many of her lines and successfully keeps the whole business going at a decent pace.”

Ian Shuttleworth (Financial Times)

“Overdone... much shouting and smashing of furniture... Miller: reasonable but hardly first-rate. ”

Quentin Letts (Daily Mail)

“Increasingly heavy-handed... Never completely connects with the emotional world of the characters. ”

Natasha Tripney (The Stage, Time Out)

“Emotional intensity shot through with humour – and a blistering performance by Jack O’Connell.”

Michael Billington (The Guardian)

“Evocative but muddled... A less edgy affair than one might hope... Some beautiful moments, especially towards the end.”

Andrzej Lukowski (Time Out)

“Compelling performance of high-wattage star allure from Miller... Andrews’s production has unashamedly upped the sultry factor.”

Fiona Mountford (Evening Standard)

“Miller... engages fully with the character. Lithe and slinky she prowls the stage like a panther on heat.”

Neil Norman (Express, The Stage)

“Most of the time the temperature here would not boil an egg... Fierce touches... Miller: accurate but not embodied.”

Susannah Clapp (The Observer)

“O’Connell: not just the cleanest performance in the West End but one of the finest; mining deep layers of pain and self-disgust.”

Michael Arditti (Express)

“Fails to unlock Williams' circular conversations... Updates surprisingly easily, offering a vision of present-day macho America.”

Holly Williams (What's On Stage, Time Out, Independent)

“Phil felt no sympathy for any of the characters but he did feel for the stage hands who have to clear up the mess.”

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