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Cat On A Hot Tin Roof to be broadcast to cinemas around the world on February 22, 2018

Lisa Palfrey

Preview by Jack Foley

THE Young Vic’s West End production of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, which completes its run at the Apollo Theatre on October 7, 2017, 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 be released for sale on Monday, September 25, 2017.

Production images.

Previously Posted: Lisa Palfry (Big Mama), Hayley Squires (Mae) and Brian Gleeson (Gooper) have joined the cast of The Young Vic’s Cat On A Hot Tin Roof.

They will be joined by Richard Hansel (Doctor) and Michael J Shannon (Reverend) alongside the previously announced Sienna Miller (Maggie), Jack O’Connell (Brick) and Colm Meaney (Big Daddy) for the Young Vic production, which is directed by Benedict Andrews.

The 12-week run at the West End at the Apollo Theatre begins previews on July 13, 2017 with the last performance taking place on October 7, 2017.

The truth hurts. 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?

Palfrey’s theatre credits include Junkyard for Headlong, Much Ado About Nothing for Theatre Clwyd, The Seagull for Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, The Kitchen Sink for the Bush Theatre, Red Bud, Ingredient X and Under The Blue Sky (all for the Royal Court Theatre), Festen and The Iceman Cometh, both for the Almeida Theatre and Cardiff East and Under Milk Wood both for the National Theatre.

Her film credits include Pride, The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain, House of America, Under Milk Wood and Guest House Paradiso, while on television her credits include Hinterland, The Line of Duty, Green Hollow, Casualty and Family Tree.

Hayley Squires’ theatre credits include The Pitchfork Disney at Shoreditch Town Hall and As Good a Time as Any at The Print Room. For the role of Katie in Ken Loach’s Palme d’Or winning I, Daniel Blake she won the British Independent Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer, the Evening Standard British Film award for Best Supporting Actress and also received a BAFTA nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

Brian Gleeson was most recently seen on stage in The Weir at the Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh. His other theatre credits include The Walworth Farce at the Olympia Theatre, Dublin and the Donmar Warehouse production of The Night Alive, which also ran at the Atlantic Theatre in New York.

His film credits include Assassin’s Creed, The Flag, Tiger Raid, History’s Future, Standby, Darkness on the Edge of Town, Stay and Snow White and The Huntsman. His film work due for release this year includes Steven Soderbergh’s feature film Logan Lucky, Darren Aronofsky’s Mother! and Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread.

Richard Hansell’s more recent theatre credits include Lazarus at the King’s Cross Theatre, the Young Vic’s production of A View From The Bridge, which transferred to the West End and then to Broadway, and Macbeth at the Trafalgar Studios.

Michael J Shannon’s theatre credits include The Dining Room and The Glass Menagerie, both at Greenwich Theatre, Artichoke for the Tricycle Theatre, Totally Foxed at the Theatre Royal Bath, The Price at the Leicester Haymarket, The End of the World at Nuffield, Southampton, and A Delicate Balance at the Nottingham Playhouse. His television credits include We’ll Meet Again, Boston Legal and Brothers & Sisters.

For this Young Vic production, there are seats available at £10 for under 25s for each performance booked through the Young Vic Box Office.

Cat On A Hot Tin Roof is the Young Vic’s first production to debut in the West End and is presented by the Young Vic and The Young Ones.

Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer prize winning play received its world premiere in 1955 on Broadway with Barbara Bel Geddes and Ben Gazzara as Maggie and Brick. The UK premiere, directed by Peter Hall, opened at the Comedy Theatre in 1958 with Kim Stanley and Paul Massie. The 1958 Academy Award nominated film starred Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman.

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