Cat On A Hot Tin Roof Full cast announced!

Cat On A Hot Tin Roof Full cast announced!

The full cast has been announced for Tennessee Williams' Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, which opens at the Novello Theatre on 1 Dec 2009, following previews from 22 Nov - booking to 10 Apr 2010.

The production opened on Broadway in 2008, and like on Broadway, will feature an all black cast.

Richard Blackwood (Brightie), Derek Griffiths (Reverend Tooker), Nina Sosanya will join the previously announced Sanaa Lathan (Maggie), Adrian Lester (Brick), Phylicia Rashad (Big Mama), James Earl Jones (Big Daddy).

The cast also includes Guy Burgess (Lacey), Claudia Cadette (Nanny), Peter De Jersey (Gooper), Susan Lawson-Reynolds (Sookey), Joseph Mydell (Doctor Baugh).

Debbie Allen, as on Broadway, will direct and will be produced in London by its Broadway producers Stephen Byrd and Alia Jones.

It is designed by Morgan Large, costumes by Fay Fullerton, lighting by David Holmes, sound by Richard Brooke.

A powerful Southern family gathers at a birthday celebration for patriarch Big Daddy who is unaware he is dying. In a scramble to secure their part of his estate, family members hide the truth about his diagnosis from him and Big Mama. Tensions mount between alcoholic former football hero Brick and his beautiful but sexually frustrated wife Maggie ‘the Cat’. As their troubled relationship comes to a stormy and steamy climax, a shockwave of secrets is finally revealed.

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