CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
Belvoir presents Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
By Tennessee Williams
Director Simon Stone
Following overwhelming demand for tickets, Belvoir adds extra performances of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof with a transfer to Sydney's Theatre Royal.
Tennessee Williams is one of the giants of twentieth-century drama and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is his King Lear. One era is ending, how does the next begin? It's a portrait of two generations. One doesnt want to die, and the other one feels crowded out, confused, and desperate to inherit whatever it can get before its too late.
Big Daddy is a magnate. His son Brick is a closeted ex-footballer with a drinking problem. Bricks wife Maggie is a second-rung society girl measuring her success against all the other families and the number of babies they have. Big Daddy is dying and somehow or other Maggie and Brick have to conceive the next generation...
Simon Stone's Death of a Salesman was the standout hit of Belvoir's 2012 Season. He continues his brilliant what-now exploration of the American classics with Tennessee Williams magnificent family showdown.