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CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF Ends Run Tonight At Novello Theatre

Debbie Allen's hit Broadway production of Tennessee Williams' Cat On A Hot Tin Roof will come to an end tonight, 10th April at London's Novello Theatre.

The production which won this year's Lawrence Olivier Award for Best Revival, has been playing to packed audiences in the West End since December 1st 2009.

The all black version of Tennessee Williams' classic play has received rave reviews from critics and audiences alike during its run at the theatre, with producers Stephen C. Byrd and Alia Jones also being credited with bringing a new and diverse audience into London's West End.

Producer Stephen C. Byrd said "Our West End experience and audiences have been beyond our wildest expectations. We've managed to bring in brand new theatre goers and audiences to the West End, and we are looking forward to returning with the same high quality productions as we did with Cat On A Hot Tin Roof. We love the UK."

Whilst the production has been playing to audiences in London, many famous faces have taken the opportunity to see the show including Thandie Newton, Alesha Dixon, Lemar, Emma B, David Tennant and Lenny Henry.

The play boasts a stella cast of James Earl Jones as Big Daddy and Phylicia Rashad as Big Mama , who both originated from the Broadway production, alongside Adrian Lester as Brick and Sanaa Lathan as Maggie in the UK.

Tennessee Williams' Cat On A Hot Tin Roof was last seen in the West End in 2001 directed by Anthony Page with a cast including Frances O'Connor, Brendan Fraser, Ned Beatty and Gemma Jones. In1988 Howard Davies directed a National Theatre production with a cast including Ian Charleson, Lindsay Duncan, Barbara Leigh-Hunt and Eric Porter.

The full cast consists of Richard Blackwood (Brightie), Guy Burgess (Lacey), Claudia Cadette (Nanny), Peter De Jersey (Gooper), Derek Griffiths (Reverend Tooker), James Earl Jones (Big Daddy), Sanaa Lathan (Maggie), Susan Lawson-Reynolds (Sookey), Adrian Lester (Brick), Joseph Mydell (Doctor Baugh), Phylicia Rashad (Big Mama) and Nina Sosanya (Mae). They are joined by Yvonne Gidden who will understudy Big Mama.

Ticket prices: £49.50, £40, £30*, £20*, £10*
*some seats may have restrictions
Address: Novello Theatre, Aldwych, London, WC2B 4LD.
Box Office: 0844 482 5170
Websites: www.catwestend.com, www.delfontmackintosh.co.uk



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