CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF production is now confirmed to open at the Novello Theatre on 1st December with previews from 17th November. It’s a strictly limited season, playing until April 2010. Brimming with trademark emotional intensity and insightful wit. CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF is an American treasure. Don’t miss this bold new staging of TENNESSE WILLIAMS’ rich and timeless family portrait.
Following its sold-out run on Broadway, Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer prize-winning classic features an all black cast led by Phylicia Rashad (most famous for her role as Clair Huxtable in The Cosby Show, and her Tony Award-winning performance in A Raisin in the Sun) and James Earl Jones (Tony Award-winner for August Wilson’s Fences and The Great White Hope, and most famously the voice of Darth Vader in Star Wars). They are joined by Adrian Lester (best known for playing con-artist Mickey Bricks in Hustle and his Olivier Award-winning performance in Company) and Sanaa Lathan (who played Michelle Landau in TV’s Nip/Tuck and the films Out of Time and Love & Basketball). They are directed by Debbie Allen, director of numerous television and film credits, and best known for playing Lydia Grant in the original film and TV series of Fame.