Worksop will be taken back in time and across the pond next week and YOU will get the chance to go along for the ride.
The Dukeries Theatre Group will be showcasing their version of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Tennessee Williams at the Acorn Theatre from Thursday 15th to Saturday 17th November.
It tells the story of Brick and Maggie, a couple who are struggling to keep their marriage on track.
The action takes place on one evening on Brick’s family estate in Mississippi, where everyone is eagerly celebrating the birthday of Big Daddy Pollitt - who has come home from the clinic with a clean bill of health.
However, the rest of the family know the awful truth.
The play was first performed on 24th March 1955, and spawned a famous MGM film adaptation three years later, starring Paul Newman as Brick, Elizabeth Taylor as Maggie and Burl Ives as Big Daddy Pollitt.
A Dukeries spokesman said: “Many readers will be familiar with the film but what is not generally understood is that Tennessee Williams wrote a number of variations for the stage.”
“Typically the film version introduced an upbeat note of reconciliation between Big Daddy and his son Brick which does not figure in the play. So even if you think you know what this story is all about, you may be surprised.”
Over the years, the Dukeries Theatre Group, who have been on the go since 1947, have performed many different comedies and farces designed to make everyone laugh, along with ventures into musicals and children’s theatre.
However, this performance could not be more different.
After the success of their award-winning production of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, the audience will be taken on another journey of discovery, witnessing different feelings such as love, guilt, corruption and greed.
If you would like to see this extraordinary play brought to life, performances will start at 7.30pm on all three dates.
Tickets are £6 and can be purchased from the Acorn Theatre box office off Queen Street, or by calling 01909 501817.
If you would like to be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets to see the show on the night of your choice, just answer the following question.
Q) Who played the role of Maggie in the film version of ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’?
a) Marilyn Monroe b) Jayne Mansfield c) Elizabeth Taylor
Send your answer along with your name, address and daytime telephone number to: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Competition, The Worksop Guardian, 21-27 Ruton Street, Worksop, Notts S80 2AY.
You can also email your entry to email@example.com.
Please specify which night you would like to go with you entry. The closing date for entries is Tuesday 13th November.Normal rules apply.