The Young Vic production of Tennessee Williams’ mendacity masterpiece Cat On A Hot Tin Roof will star Lisa Palfrey (Big Mama), Hayley Squires (Mae) and Brian Gleeson (Cooper), joining the previously announced Sienna Miller (Maggie), Jack O’Connell (Brick) and Colm Meaney (Big Daddy).
Richard Hansell (Doctor) and Michael J Shannon (Reverend) will also star in the twelve-week West End run, which begins previews at the Apollo Theatre on 13 July 2017, opening on 24 July and running until 7 October.
Lisa Palfrey was recently seen in Junkyard (Headlong) and The Seagull at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, with her screen credits including Pride and Hinterland, while Hayley Squires won the British Independent Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer in Ken Loach’s Palme d’Or winning I, Daniel Blake, having also starred in The Pitchfork Disney at Shoreditch Town Hall earlier this year.
Brian Gleeson was most recently seen on stage in The Weir at the Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, and has screen credits including Assassin’s Creed, Snow White And The Huntsman, and the lead role of Jimmy Mahon in the RTÉ series Rebellion. Richard Hansell’s more recent theatre credits include Lazarus at the King’s Cross Theatre, the Young Vic’s production of A View From the Bridge which transferred to the West End and then to Broadway, and Macbeth at the Trafalgar Studios.
The younger members of the Company will be announced at a later date.
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?
Cat On A Hot Tin Roof is directed by Benedict Andrews, with set designs by Magda Willi and costume designs by Alice Babidge, lighting by Jon Clark and sound design by Gareth Fry.