Black Swan State
Theatre Company and Queensland Theatre Company present
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
By Tennessee Williams
10 September – 2 October 2011
The Pollitt family
has gathered at their plantation home in the Mississippi Delta, ostensibly to
celebrate the birthday of patriarch and tycoon “Big Daddy”.
However, cracks are appearing in the family’s veneer: no
one has told Big Daddy that he is dying of cancer, but the scheming over his
inheritance has already begun. His son Brick, the former golden child, is battling
with repressed emotions and his desperate wife Maggie, and has taken to the
In the course of an evening full of scheming and deceit,
secrets and lies leave every single one of the family members reeling. Cat on a
Hot Tin Roof is one of the best-known and most-loved plays by Tennessee
Williams, winning a Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1955.
“… perhaps his most
impassioned and articulate statement on human isolation, the wrenching problems
of communication between people and the ways in which death defines life.”
The New York Times
Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of WA
Approx. 2 hours 45 min [incl. interval]
Caitlin Beresford-Ord, Carol Burns, Cheree Cassidy, Daniel Murphy, Tom
O’Sullivan, Hugh Parker, John Stanton.
Occasional coarse language.
Standard $64.50 / Concession $49.50 / Previews $44.50 / Groups 8+ $47.50 /
Ticketing, ph (08) 9484 1133, Groups 8+ ph (08) 9321 6831,