Cat on a
Hot Tin Roof

By Tennessee Williams
Director Simon Stone

  • Venue Upstairs Theatre & Theatre Royal
  • Dates 16 Feb – 21 Apr 2013

    BRICK: 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?

    MARGARET: That’s a problem that I will have to work out.

    Tennessee Williams is one of the giants of twentieth-century drama and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is his Lear. 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 is a magnate. His son Brick is a closeted ex-footballer with a drinking problem. Brick’s wife Maggie 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…

    Simon Stone’s Death of a Salesman was the standout hit of Belvoir’s 2012 Season. He continues his brilliant what-now exploration of the American classics with Tennessee Williams’ magnificent family showdown.

    The great Jacqui McKenzie returns to Belvoir (finally!) alongside the great Ewen Leslie.


    By Tennessee Williams
    Director Simon Stone
    Set Designer Robert Cousins
    Costume Designer Alice Babidge
    Lighting Designer Damien Cooper
    Composer & Sound Designer Stefan Gregory
    Associate Sound Designer Caitlin Porter
    Assistant Director Kit Brookman
    Production Manager Glenn Dulihanty
    Stage Manager Eva Tandy
    Assistant Stage Managers Mel Dyer, Sarah Stait


    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


    Rehearsal images by Heidrun Lohr
    Production images by Heidrun Lohr

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