Sienna Miller stars as Maggie alongside Jack O’Connell as Brick and Colm Meaney as Big Daddy. A return to the stage for director Benedict Andrews following his smash hit production of A Streetcar Named Desire.
Tennessee Williams’ searing, poetic story of a family’s fight for survival is a modern masterpiece. 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?
With Brian Gleeson, Richard Hansell, Colm Meaney, Sienna Miller, Jack O’Connell, Lisa Palfrey, Michael J Shannon, Hayley Squires.
This is one of my favourite films and so when I saw that it was coming on the stage I looked to see if it was on when I was visiting London for work. It was so I booked and I wasn't disappointed. Great performances from all of the cast. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Well done to all involved.
I have always loved the film. But this performance took the play to another level. I felt like I was in the room with them watching their lives fracture!! Very powerful
This was one of the best plays I have seen in a long time the acting from all the cast was superb and held the audience attention throughout
We very much enjoyed Cat on a hot ton roof. Sienna Miller was outstanding - as were 'Big Momma & 'Big Daddy'. Only problem was difficulty hearing clearly at times - (seats were in dress circle)
Sienna Miller was amazing. Really impressed. Good production.
Loved this production of Cat on a hot tin roof. The acting was brilliant and powerfully presented. Not sure the nudity was necessary, as it brought nothing to the experience. However, it was not a problem and was tastefully done. Even the smaller roles were well executed.
Very poor play ... the settings is really horrible... sometimes look like school play ... thanks god there get naked... is the only thing attractive in the play ...
The whole cast were excellent with Sienna stealing the show. The set was very cleverly created. A classic story brilliantly modernised. A brave interpretation that worked perfectly.
Gripping from the opening scene and fantastic performances throughout from Jack and Sienna. I'd love to have known what happened next! Not to be missed!
Fantastic acting! We really enjoyed the evening.
The director has tackled the sexual theme of this play full frontal and it works a charm. Miller absolutely sizzles and I for one wanted to shout out " find some one else to make a baby with - you deserve it!"
Powerful performances from all the actors. A thoroughly enjoyable show that captures the imagination where you don't feel the distance between your chair and the stage. Big Mama stole the show in my opinion. Brilliant show. Highly recommended.
Sienna Miller smoulders her way through the Tennessee Williams revival with an unwavering Southern gal accent. As fast fading rose Maggie she did not quite overcome memories of Elizabeth Taylor in the same role,opposite a young Paul Newman. But she is just a tad too whip thin and gym honed for the role physically to my untutored eye. As her hard drinking no-account husband Brick, Jack McDonnell gives the ladies in the stalls the benefit of his chiselled butt for much of the play. His Memphis accent could do with a little down home time. Colm Meaney makes a fine fist of the Burl Ives role as the old silverback male,Big Daddy. The set resembles a giant biscuit box and the action is confined to the brawling couples bedroom,with noises off suggesting a brooding Delta thunderstorm. I do not remember the homoerotic leitmotiv being quite so central to the Taylor/Newman version but heck -its been a long time since then. Three Mr Mushroom heads .
Enjoyed show but not high on list of theatre visits. Good casting but rather heavy going portrayal. Found shower use over indulgent as a permanent fixture on stage. Didn't like the mess created all over the stage with cake , which became unnecessary, and looked awful with actors taking their bows.
Great acting but far too long. Story turned into a drawn out dialogue of repitition and inconsequentialitys. The theatre was extremely hot with no ventilation which made the last hour of the play uncomfortable. £75 a ticket was far too much but I suppose that's london for you
Great job, :)
Excellent play. Superb performances by all the actors. Particularly Sienna Miller and Lisa Palfrey.
Had an amazing night - Jack O'Connell was the star of the show !
I cant quite put my finger on what is was, because the four main characters all were acted well and passionately, but something was missing, or off with this production. It felt weird watching what was happening the entire time, in the way that at no point it drew me in enough to forget that this was staged in a theater and the actors were being "theatricral". Seeing two beautiful naked people at the beginning and end didnt really seem to fit into anything, and therefore much of the punch was lost from it.
I've seen the original movie with Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman, therefore I had very high expectations. Although overall I enjoyed the play, as it is still contemporary topic, the acting wasn't on the level I expected. I felt that sometimes it was more about the visual experience than about the content and the content for was very important for me.
What a great show. We really enjoyed it despite being front row (B, where did A go). Great performances from the whole cast.
Strong powerful play performed by an outstanding cast. Sienna Miller mesmerising in the first half as Maggie. Colm Meaney superb as Big Daddy. Special mention for Jack O'Connell who was pivotal in bringing the whole play together with a fabulous portrayal of Brick. This production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is a version which will be remembered for a very long time.
I was disappointed that I wasn't wowed. I thought the characters were played well enough. I wanted something fresh and surprising and innovative. In my opinion, the set and direction didn't add anything interesting. The over-showering didn't work for me. My opinion is it was fine, but I didn't feel myself drawn in by the characters enough to think it was great theatre.
Sienna Miller is outstanding as Maggie! The whole cast were brilliant, we love young vic productions they are mostly always a must see......
Everything was fabulous!
Acting incredible Very intense
Cast were fabulous in portraying a difficult play. Sienna was typically wonderful and engaging, owning her role to perfection. A creative interpretation, delicately produced and presented.
Sienna miller has outdone herself with a brilliant performance. An intense drama enacted with perfection!
What a huge disapointment. The accents were more Welsh than deep south American and the acting was wooden at best.
Actors Texan speaking inaudible and screaching,particularly Sienna Miller - poorly staged - too long and failed to capture the essence of the play with such a contemporary setting. and Act One was too long and boring. I left after the Ist Act!
Great cast and acting by sienna, jack and Colm. Single modern set in a small cosey theatre. Pretty dark, slow story with funny parts throughout. set in Mississippi the actors have strong southern accents that take a while to adjust to and I was surprised by the amount of nakedness which I feel is completely unnecessary but not distasteful. The first act is the shortest at 40 minutes but felt longer as there are just 2 actors and constant dialogue mainly from Sienna who is the star/focus throughout but then disappears for most of the second act. The 2nd act is 1hr 40 and overall more engaging as it involves the whole cast and more activity, but my concentration did wander towards the end. I haven't seen the original movie so I can't compare it but in my experience nothing is ever as good as the original so I was unsurprised when my mum confirmed this view. Its not for everyone and I certainly wouldn't take children but overall interesting play with strong cast, a little slow at times.
I didn't think wow but it was interesting. A fab cast and lord knows how sienna remembered all that dialogue. I felt like I had to concentrate quite hard especially with that deep south accent. Not sure the nudity was necessary but wow jack and sienna have fabulous figures. I had to smile at Jack's Jack the Lad tattoo on his shoulder.
We absolutely LOVED it! Sienna was fantastic and Jack was brilliant too and so sexy!
Interesting. Performances from Jack were fantastic. Script was challenging - overall glad to have seen it but not bowled over. The end left it slightly hanging with no conclusion...
Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES
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Sienna Miller & Jack O'Connell
2 Hours & 50 Minutes, inclusive of 1 interval.
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When Can I Go
13th - 22nd July
24th July - 7th October
- Monday to Saturday 7.30pm
- Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm
Where Do I Go
Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES.
By Tube - Piccadilly Circus (Bakerloo, Piccadilly)
By Bus -1, 14, 19, 22, 24, 29, 38, 55, 176