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Apollo Theatre, London4.549 reviews
Sienna Miller and Jack O’Connell star in the iconic play by the genius Tennessee Williams, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof!

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Tennessee Williams' Cat On A Hot Tin Roof returning to the West End's Apollo Theatre

The truth hurts.

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?

"This thrilling revival directed by Benedict Andrews burns bright enough to scorch" -- NY Times

★★★★ “A bold reimagining…innovative and powerfully acted with Sienna Miller and Jack O’Connell on powerful and moving form” -- The Sunday Times
 
★★★★ "A brilliant, lacerating account of the play… unforgettable" -- The Independent
 
★★★★ "Miller and O’Connell get to a raw and naked truth." -- The Metro
 
★★★★ "Sienna Miller gets right to the heart of Maggie. Jack O’Connell impressively weaves between withdrawal and outbursts of violence" -- The Financial Times
 
★★★★ “This stripped-back ‘Cat’ catches fire. Mississippi Magic. Colm Meaney is terrific” -- Daily Telegraph

Sienna Miller stars as Maggie alongside Jack O’Connell as Brick and Colm Meaney as Big Daddy. A return to the stage for director Benedict Andrews following his smash hit production of A Streetcar Named Desire. Tennessee Williams’ searing, poetic story of a family’s fight for survival is a modern masterpiece.

With Brian Gleeson, Richard Hansell, Colm Meaney, Sienna Miller, Jack O’Connell, Lisa Palfrey, Michael J Shannon, Hayley Squires.
 
Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer prize winning play received its world premiere in 1955 at the Morosco Theater on Broadway with Barbara Bel Geddes and Ben Gazzara as Maggie and Brick.  The UK premiere, directed by Peter Hall, opened at the Comedy Theatre in 1958 with Kim Stanley and Paul Massie in the same roles.  The 1958 Academy Award nominated film starring Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman was directed by Richard Brooks.
 
Sienna Miller (Maggie) trained at the Lee Strasberg Institute in New York.  She was last on stage in the West End as Patricia in Flare Path at the Haymarket Theatre and was previously seen at Wyndham’s Theatre as Celia in As You Like It.  Her New York theatre credits include After Miss Julie, Cabaret, Independence and Cigarettes and Chocolate.  Her many film credits include Live by Night, Mississippi Grind, Layer Cake, Alfie, Casanova, Factory Girl, American Sniper, Foxcatcher, The Edge of Love, G.I. Joe, Yellow and the forthcoming The Lost City of Z.  On television her credits include The Girl, Bedtime and Keen Eddie.  
 
Jack O’Connell (Brick) was last seen on stage in The Nap at Sheffield Crucible Theatre.  His other theatre credits include Scarborough for the Royal Court and The Spiderman, The Musicians and Just for NT Shell Connections. His film work has garnered him multiple awards, including the 2015 EE BAFTA Rising Star Award, the New Hollywood Award and the Chopard Trophy Award at the Cannes Film Festival.  Most recently, his project Home won the BAFTA for British Short Film in 2017.  His other film credits include Money Monster, 300: Rise of an Empire, Unbroken, ’71, Starred Up, Liability, Private Peaceful, Tower Block, Weekender, Wayfaring Stranger, Eden Lake and Black Dog.  O’Connell will next be seen on screen in Tulip Fever, The Man with the Iron Heart as well as starring in the Netflix TV series Godless.  His television credits include Skins, United, The Runaway, This is England, Dive and Wuthering Heights.

PLEASE NOTE:  Latecomers will not be admitted until the interval.

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Additional Information

Age restriction

15+

Running time

2 hours 45 minutes including interval

Performance dates

13 July - 7 October 2017. Monday – Saturday at 7.30pm, Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2.30pm

Special notes

There are currently no group rates for this production. PLEASE NOTE: Latecomers will not be admitted until the interval.

Venue Information

Apollo TheatreShaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7EZ

Customer Reviews

49 reviews4.5

Cordula Ziegaus1st October

I liked it a lot. It was a wonderful experience with great cast and interesting story. Just the price was a bit high. Other than that I would definately recommend it.

Hugh Markey17th September

Absolutely frightful not recommended for anyone

clare williams16th September

Intense and emotional performance from Sienna Miller. Excellent staging. 2nd half did drag a little but picked up at end

Nicole Churchill15th September

Absolutly fantastic ..... i loved it so much I saw it twice ! With this cast the play could run longer than Mousetrap!!!

Catherine Datta15th September

The show was truly captivating and every actor and actress played a truly believable character with an abundance of passion. I truly forgot that there was a world outside the theatre that night.

Adrian B.15th September

The first act alone was worth the ticket price. The tension and sexual energy between Maggie and Brick envelops the theatre. Sienna Miller is a revelation as Maggie the cat and her almost one woman monologue throughout the first act mesmerising. Jack O' Connell, broody and withdrawn oozes sex appeal and has the magnetism of a young Brando. The accent does slip at times but he holds his own against the excellent Miller. He drinks so much without needing relief (maybe he has a sly pee in the shower!) Great support from Lisa Palfrey as Big Mama and Hayley Squires as the conniving gold-digger Mae. Have seen the Elizabeth Taylor/Paul Newman movie so many times on TV but seeing Williams play on stage and giving it the attention his words deserve enabled me to fully appreciate and realise the conflict between truth and illusion in the play. Truly excellent and well worth seeing.

Angela Dunn15th September

Great Performance, thoroughly enjoyed it. (shame about the uncomfortable seating in the theatre)

kevin15th September

Quality traditional theatre well presented. Very clean good service from staff. Seats quite uncomfortable though. A good production acted with passion. The quality of acting was excellent. I especially acknowledge the passion and proffessionalism of Maggie's husband and big daddy. I would have liked to see the production based on the 1950s film as regards clothing. Not sure of the benefit of modernizing the play using mobile phones etc. nevertheless an excellent production, acted with sincerity and passion. I congratulate the cast for their hard work and commitment. Regards Kevin

Susan Lever14th September

Excellent, brilliant acting

Chris 14th September

Outstandingly good. Sienna Miller has a one hour virtually solo performance which is captivating and entertaining. The second act with Colin Meaney is equally powerful but entirely different. An absolute must see.

Gail Paterson14th September

A first rate production, all performances were superb, particularly Sienna Miller in the first act.

Sarah Edwards14th September

Waiting at the box office, immediate pick up