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 black 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. The production is directed by renowned Emmy and Golden Globe Award winning director, actor 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.