A Royal Exchange Theatre, Royal & Derngate Northampton and Northern Stage co-production
Brimming with emotional intensity, Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play is fuelled by drinking, desire and deceit.
Maggie the Cat and her husband Brick return to his home on the night of patriarch Big Daddy’s 65th Birthday. The evening spirals into disaster as the family scramble to secure their futures and renegotiate their relationships. This tense, heart-stopping story uncovers a passionate and dangerous world.
James Dacre, Artistic Director of Royal and Derngate, Northampton returns to the Royal Exchange following the sell-out success of THE ACCRINGTON PALS in 2013.
MOJO and Q Award-winning band - White Lies have created original music for the show adding further charge to the emotional fireworks in Williams’ classic tale.
"I’m looking forward to working again with many of the team who staged The Accrington Pals. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, written on the eve of the sexual and civil rights revolution, is one of America’s greatest plays. The Royal Exchange – as intimate and as grand as the story itself – is the perfect location for this incendiary masterpiece." James Dacre, Director
VENUE: The Theatre
PERFORMANCE DATES: Thursday 30 October - Saturday 29 November 2014
PERFORMANCE TIMES: Monday – Friday evenings: 7.30pm / Tuesday & Wednesday matinees: 2.30pm / Saturdays: 3.30pm and 8.00pm
TICKET PRICES: Standard tickets from £15.00 / Half Price Previews from £7.50 / Banquette tickets: £10
BOOK TICKETS: Box Office: 0161 833 9833 / online
RUNNING TIME: 2 hours 40 minutes (including a 20 minute interval)
DIRECTOR James Dacre
DESIGNER Mike Britton
LIGHTING DESIGNER Richard Howell
SOUND DESIGNER Emma Laxton
ORIGINAL MUSIC by White Lies
AFTER SHOW DISCUSSION: Thursday 20 November, after 7.30pm performance
BACK STAGE TOUR: Wednesday 5 November, 11:00am. Click here for more information and to book tickets
Between the Lines
Play-reading and discussion group. For everyone over 18. Come along and read, discuss or just listen.
Tickets £6. Book on 0161 833 9833
Behind the Scenes
Pre-show introduction to the play and production. For all ages.
10am-12noon. Tickets £6/£4 concessions. Book on 0161 615 6702
AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE: Saturday 15 November 3.30pm
BSL INTERPRETED PERFORMANCE: Tuesday 25 November 7.30pm
CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE: Friday 21 November 7:30pm
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