NT Live: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

NT Live: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

(2018)

Tennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece starring Sienna Miller, from the National Theatre's 2018 season of live recordings direct from the London stage.... More

On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real – and which will win out? Following his smash hit production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Benedict Andrews' "thrilling revival" (New York Times) stars Miller alongside Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney. Hide

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  • Benedict Andrews’s radical update of the classic delivers emotional intensity shot through with humour – and a blistering performance by Jack O’Connell. Full Review

  • It’s curious. The ideas are all there, and they’re couched in sharp visual metaphors; the play’s component parts – sex, drink and death – are mostly pushed to the max; a characterful cast is left to lock horns on an empty stage. And yet, the damn thing just won’t start. Full Review

  • There are plenty of different ways to skin Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Tennessee Williams’ 1955 masterpiece of marital, familial and sexual dysfunction down in Mississippi but I’ve never seen one that goes at it with such kit-off abandon. Full Review