Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

By Tennessee Williams

On a sweltering summer evening, 'Big Daddy' Pollitt, the richest cotton planter in the Mississippi Delta, is about to celebrate his sixty-fifth birthday. His two sons have returned home for the occasion: Gooper and his wife Mae and their five children; and the fading football star and rapidly declining alcoholic Brick and his still childless wife Maggie. As the evening unfolds, a toxic cauldron of jealousy, suppression and deception simmers and threatens to reach boiling point. With its seething passions and occasional caustic humour, this play forces us all to confront how prone we are to deceiving ourselves and each other and to ask the question; is it better to live by lies or by the truth?



Name Role
Ben Ventress Director
Darren Brierley Big Daddy
Dawn Rowe Big Mama
Ryan Bradley Brick
Becky Carney Maggie
Martyn Frost Gooper
Rebecca Clarkson Mae
Simon Butterworth Reverend Tooker
Nathaniel McCartney Doctor Baugh
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