A Royal Exchange Theatre, Royal & Derngate Northampton and Northern Stage co-production


  • By Tennessee Williams
  • 30 October 2014 - 29 November 2014
  • The Theatre

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

  • Event Information
  • 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)

  • Creative Team
  • DIRECTOR James Dacre
    DESIGNER Mike Britton
    LIGHTING DESIGNER Richard Howell
    SOUND DESIGNER Emma Laxton

    ORIGINAL MUSIC by White Lies

  • Related Events
  • 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

  • Accessible Performances
  • AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE: Saturday 15 November 3.30pm

    BSL INTERPRETED PERFORMANCE: Tuesday 25 November 7.30pm

    CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE: Friday 21 November 7:30pm

    Click here for more information about our accessible performances

  • Brick

    Charles Aitken

    Big Mama

    Kim Criswell


    Matthew Douglas


    Victoria Elliott


    Mariah Gale

    Doctor Baugh

    Kieron Jecchinis

    Reverend Tooker

    Sean Murray

    Big Daddy

    Daragh O'Malley

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