National Theatre Live to Broadcast West End Production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
The Young Vic’s West End production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, now running at London's Apollo Theatre, will be broadcast to cinemas around the world on February 22, 2018, marking the fourth collaboration between the Young Vic and National Theatre Live. Tickets will go on sale September 25. The London run will conclude October 7, following a 12-week limited engagement.
The cast features Sienna Miller (Maggie), Jack O’Connell (Brick), Colm Meaney (Big Daddy), Lisa Palfrey (Big Mama), Hayley Squires (Mae), Brian Gleeson (Gooper), Richard Hansel (Doctor), and Michael J. Shannon (Reverend). The production is directed by Benedict Andrews, and includes set designs by Magda Willi, costumes by Alice Babidge, lighting by Jon Clark, music by Jed Kurzel, and sound design by Gareth Fry.
The Tennessee Williams classic is described as follows: "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?"
Launched in 2009, National Theatre Live broadcasts have been seen by an audience of over 7 million people at 2,500 venues in 60 countries. The first season began in June 2009 with the acclaimed production of Phédre starring Oscar winner Helen Mirren. Recent broadcasts include Angels in America with Andrew Garfield, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? with Imelda Staunton and Conleth Hill, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead with Daniel Radcliffe, Hedda Gabler with Ruth Wilson, and Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart in No Man’s Land. Sky Arts is the U.K. sponsor for National Theatre Live.