To celebrate the centenary of Tennessee Williams’ birth, the Gate Theatre is delighted to present Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, his 1955 Pulitzer Prize winning classic.
‘nothing’s more determined than a cat on a hot tin roof’
A wealthy Southern family gathers to celebrate Big Daddy’s 65th birthday. Brick the alcoholic son, married to the beautiful Maggie ‘the Cat’ hasn’t slept with his wife since his friend Skipper died, leaving Maggie sexually frustrated and childless, unlike Brick’s brother Gooper and his wife’s generous brood of children. As the evening unfolds, tensions mount and a shockwave of truths are revealed.
This new production is directed by Mark Brokaw and designed by Francis O’Connor, with lighting by Mark McCullough. Owen Roe plays the patriarch, Big Daddy, Richard Flood is Brick and Fiona O’Shaughnessy is Maggie ‘the Cat’. The cast also includes: Donna Dent, Darlene Garr, Steve Harris, John Kavanagh, Barry McGovern, Marion O’Dwyer, David O’Meara.
To celebrate Tennessee Williams’ 100th Anniversary, free pre-show talks will take place in the Gate Lab on:
April 13, 27
May 11, 25
Time: 6.30 – 7p.m.
“The Bird at the Gate: Tennessee Williams and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”
The pre-show talk will provide an introduction to the life and work of Tennessee Williams, known as “The Bird”. Focusing specifically on the play “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof“, Louisa Carroll will explore its themes and characters and examine the biographical resonances in the play, which were a feature of much of Tennessee Williams’ work. The talk will pay homage to this great writer whose Centenary is being celebrated on a worldwide scale this year.
Free pre-show talks are exclusively available to patrons who book tickets for “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” on any of the above dates.
Limited availability. This is a ticketed event and must be booked in advance. To book please call box office on 01 874 4045.