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Photo Flash: The Cast of CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF at the Novello Theatre

Following its sold-out run on Broadway, the explosive 2008 production of Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning classic CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF will be opening in London's West End in December this year. Featuring a dynamic all-star cast led by Academy Award® nominee and two-time Tony winner James Earl Jones, Tony Award® winner Phylicia Rashad, Olivier Award winner Adrian Lester and Tony Award® nominee Sanaa Lathan.

Directed by renowned Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award winning actor, director and choreographer Debbie Allen, who is best known for playing Lydia Grant in the original film and television series of "Fame".

In CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, a powerful Southern family gathers at a birthday celebration for patriarch Big Daddy (Jones), who does not know that he is dying of cancer. In a scramble to secure their part of his estate, family members hide the truth about his diagnosis from him and Big Mama (Rashad). Tensions mount between alcoholic former football hero Brick (Lester) and his beautiful but sexually frustrated wife Maggie "The cat" (Sanaa). As their troubled relationship comes to a stormy and steamy climax, a shockwave of secrets is finally revealed.

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 Tennessee Williams' rich and timeless family portrait.

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF will play a strictly limited season at the Novello Theatre from Tuesday 1 December, following previews from 21 November, only until Saturday 10 April 2010.

Performances will be Mon - Sat at 7.30pm, with matinees on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2.30pm.

Tickets, priced from £10.00 - £49.50, are available from the Novello Theatre Box Office on 0844 482 5170 or by visiting www.catwestend.com.

Photo Flash: The Cast of CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF at the Novello Theatre
James Earl Jones and Phylicia Rashad

Photo Flash: The Cast of CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF at the Novello Theatre
Adrian Lester

Photo Flash: The Cast of CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF at the Novello Theatre
Phylicia Rashad

Photo Flash: The Cast of CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF at the Novello Theatre
Adrian Lester

Photo Flash: The Cast of CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF at the Novello Theatre
James Earl Jones

Photo Flash: The Cast of CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF at the Novello Theatre
Sanaa Lathan

Photo Flash: The Cast of CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF at the Novello Theatre
Adrian Lester and Sanaa Lathan

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