Stage and screen star Colm Meaney will join the previously announced Sienna Miller and Jack O’Connell to play Big Daddy in the Young Vic production of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof.
The production of Tennessee Williams’ masterpiece, directed by Benedict Andrews, will have a twelve week Wetst End run at the Apollo Theatre, beginning previews on 13 July 2017, with press night on 24 July. The last performance is 7 October 2017.
The truth hurts. On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell.
Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real – and which will win out?
Colm Meaney (Big Daddy) is perhaps best known to Star Trek fans as Chief Miles O’Brien in the space television series. He was last on stage in London alongside Kevin Spacey in Moon For The Misbegotten at the Old Vic, with the production subsequently transferring to Broadway. His other theatre credits include Breaking the Code, The Cider House Rules and Juno and the Paycock.
For this Young Vic production, there are seats available at £10 for under 25s for each performance booked through the Young Vic Box Office. Cat On A Hot Tin Roof is the Young Vic’s first production to debut in the West End and is presented by the Young Vic and The Young Ones. Previously the Young Vic have transferred A View From A Bridge, Golem, Romeo And Juliet, The Scottsboro Boys, Simply Heavenly, Tintin and A Doll’s House.
Set designs are by Magda Willi with costume designs by Alice Babidge, lighting by Jon Clark and sound design by Gareth Fry. Final casting will be announced at a later date.