News: National Theatre adds Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Consent to streaming platform

The National Theatre has today announced that two new filmed productions have been added to its streaming service National Theatre at Home: the Young Vic’sCat on a Hot Tin Roofandthe National Theatre and Out of Joint’s co-production Consent.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof    

The Young Vic’s 2017 production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, the powerful masterpiece by Tennessee Williams, features Sienna Miller (21 Bridges, American Woman) and Jack O’Connell (Unbroken, Trial by Fire) in the iconic roles of Maggie and Brick, with ColmMeaney (Gangs of London) as Big Daddy.   

 A Mississippi family gather at their country property to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell each other. Brick and Maggie dance around the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. Which version of the truth is real – and which will win out?   

Directed by Benedict Andrews (A Streetcar Named Desire, Three Sisters), the cast also includes Brian Gleeson (Peaky Blinders), Richard Hansell(The Secret Garden),Lisa Palfrey (Sex Education), Michael J. Shannon (Dark Shadows) and Hayley Squires (I, Daniel Blake).  

Filmed for National Theatre Live in 2018 in the Apollo Theatre in the West End, the Young Vic and The Young Ones present a Young Vic production, with special thanks to Jack Keenan.  

This production is available at least until 9 March 2022.   

Photo: Johan Persson

Consent   

Nina Raine’s 2017 play was directed by Roger Michell (Notting Hill, Enduring Love) and premiered in the Dorfman theatre before transferring to the Harold Pinter Theatre in 2018, following a sold-out run.   

Friends take opposing briefs in a rape case. The key witness is a woman whose life seems a world away from theirs. At home, their own lives begin to unravel as every version of the truth is challenged.    

This funny, painful and challenging play by Nina Raine (Tiger Country, Tribes) sifts the evidence from every side and puts justice herself in the dock.   

The cast is Anna Maxwell Martin (Motherland, The Personal History of David Copperfield), Daisy Haggard (Breeders, Back to Life), Adam James (I May Destroy You), Ben Chaplin (The Dig), Priyanga Burford (Industry), Pip Carter (1917) and Heather Craney (MotherFatherSon).  

Filmed for the National Theatre Archive in 2017 in the Dorfman theatre, this is a production from the National Theatre and Out of Joint.  

Photo: Sarah Lee

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