Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at the Gate Theatre until mid June is the hottest ticket in Dublin and since the sad passing of Elizabeth Taylor, Maggie the Cat in the movie, has given this production an even hotter tag. Thus, my expectation was heightened and I emerged disappointed.

Yes, it is good to see an American classic directed by American Mark Brokaw but this had several instances of miscasting and a poor selection of accents despite a voice coach.