Belvoir presents

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

By Tennessee Williams
Director Simon Stone
Set Designer Robert Cousins
Costume Designer Alice Babidge
Lighting Designer Damien Cooper
Composer & Sound Designer Stefan Gregory
Assistant Director Kit Brookman

With
Ruby Alexander
Alex Chorley
Oscar Clarke

Lynette Curran
Gareth Davies
Alan Dukes
Ewen Leslie
Bonnie FitzGerald
Rebecca Massey
Jacqueline McKenzie
Marshall Napier
Ella Nicol
Justin Smith
Natalie Theodore

Belvoir St Theatre | Upstairs
16 February – 7 April

Theatre Royal
10 April – 21 April

But how in hell on earth do you imagine that you’re going to have a child by a man that can’t stand you?

One era is ending, how does the next begin? It’s a portrait of two generations. One doesn’t want to die, and the other one feels crowded out, confused, and desperate to inherit whatever it can get before it’s too late.

Big Daddy (Marshall Napier) is a magnate. His son Brick (Ewen Leslie) is a closeted ex-footballer with a drinking problem. Brick’s wife Maggie (Jacqueline McKenzie) is a second-rung society girl measuring her success against all the other families and the number of babies they have. Big Daddy is dying and somehow or other Maggie and Brick have to conceive the next generation…

Tennessee Williams is one of the giants of modern drama.  ‘Like Death of a Salesman this is a mid -twentieth century classic that can stand on its own – without the trappings and spectacle of naturalistic staging – just by being spoken,’ explains director Simon Stone.

‘It is part of an ongoing project of bringing mid-twentieth century classics to the level of Shakespeare – where they can just be put on a stage; they don’t need the trappings of obsessive original detail. But unlike Salesman the backdrop of this great drama is comedy, sex and booze. It’ll be riotous fun.

‘Jacquie, Ewen, Tony and the rest of the cast are such extraordinary actors that they would be able to make a hack’s words brilliant, and this is far from that. It’s going to be an amazing night in the theatre.’

The rest of this extraordinary cast includes Lynette Curran (Gates of Egypt), Gareth Davies (Peter Pan, As You Like It), Alan Dukes (True West, Sydney Theatre Company), Rebecca Massey (The Book of Everything, Exit the King) and Justin Smith (The Threepenny Opera).

Notes for Editors

Season information – Belvoir St Theatre
Dates 16 February- 7 April 2013
Previews Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 February 2013
Opening night Wednesday 20 February 2013
Audio-described Performance 2pm Saturday 23 March 2013
Wednesday Matinee 2pm 27 March 2013
Captioned Performance 2pm Saturday 30 March 2013
Sunday Forum 3pm 24 March 2013
Unwaged Performance Thursday 4 April 2013
Times Tuesday 6.30pm | Wednesday to Friday 8pm | Saturday 2pm & 8pm | Sunday 5pm
Tickets Full $65 | Seniors/Industry/Group $55 | Concession $45
Venue Belvoir St Theatre | 25 Belvoir St, Surry Hills
Bookings 02 9699 3444 or belvoir.com.au

Season information – Theatre Royal
Dates 10 – 21 April 2013
Times Tuesday 6.30pm | Wednesday to Friday 8pm | Saturday 2pm & 8pm | Sunday 5pm
Tickets Premium $90/$80 | A Reserve $80/$70 | B Reserve $70/$60 | C Reserve (restricted view) $45/$35
Venue Theatre Royal | 108 King St, Sydney
Bookings 02 9699 3444 or belvoir.com.au | 1 300 723 038 or ticketmaster.com.au

Image Gallery

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Rehearsal images by Heidrun Lohrdownload

Hero images by Gary Heerydownload

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