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National Theatre Live:
Tennessee Williams: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof


In collaboration with the British Embassy & the British Council in Athens

Recorded broadcast from the Apollo Theatre in London

- Tennessee Williams: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

With English subtitles

Not suitable for minors under 15

Director: Benedict Andrews 
Set Designer: Magda Willi
Costume Designer: Alice Babidge 
Lighting Designer: Jon Clark

Leading roles held by Sienna Miller, Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney

Cast: Lisa Palfrey, Hayley Squires, Brian Gleeson, Richard Hansel and Michael J. Shannon

Australian director Benedict Andrews sets Tennessee Williams’ masterpiece in the present, in a house symbolizing a golden prison. On a stifling night in Mississippi, the Pollitt family gathers in order to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. Secrets, lies, hypocrisy, and sexual repressions rise to the surface, and threaten to destroy a marriage and the future of the family itself. The stage is dominated by a bed and a shower, frequently used by a naked O’Connell in an effort to cleanse himself of his deep-rooted guilt.