Tennessee Williams’ tale of tension

Mariah Gale as Maggie in Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
Mariah Gale as Maggie in Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

Tennessee Williams’ Cat On A Hot Tin Roof continues its run at the Royal & Derngate in Northampton

The production is directed by Royal & Derngate’s artistic director James Dacre with original music by the band White Lies.

It tells the tale of family tension on a hot night in the Deep South as the family gather for the 65th birthday of the patriarch and start a battle over the family inheritance.

This a new production which the theatre has created in collaboration with Northern Stage, Newcastle, and Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre.

Mariah Gale whose many credits with the Royal Shakespeare Company include Juliet, Ophelia, Miranda and Portia, plays the iconic role of Maggie the Cat.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof can be seen at the Royal & Derngate theatre until Saturday, October 18, with performances at 7.45pm and matinees at 2.30pm on Thursdays and Saturdays.

Tickets are priced from £10 to £29.

They can be booked by calling the box office on 01604 624811 or by going online at www.royaland