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Lisa Palfrey, Hayley Squires and Brian Gleeson join Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Further casting announced for the Tennessee Williams revival.
Further casting has been announced for the Young Vic's upcoming West End revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams which runs at the Apollo Theatre in London's West End from 13 July to 7 October 2017, with an official opening on 24 July.
Lisa Palfrey will star as Big Mama alongside Hayley Squires as Mae, Brian Gleeson as Gooper, Richard Hansel as Doctor and Michael J Shannon as Reverend. They will join the previously announced Sienna Miller (Maggie), Jack O’Connell (Brick) and Colm Meaney (Big Daddy) with the younger members of the Company to be announced at a later date.
Directed by Benedict Andrews it will feature set designs by Magda Willi with costume designs by Alice Babidge, lighting by Jon Clark, sound design by Gareth Fry and original music by Jed Kurzel.
"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?"
Lisa Palfrey’s theatre credits include Junkyard for Headlong, Much Ado About Nothing for Theatre Clwyd, The Seagull for Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, The Kitchen Sink for the Bush Theatre, Red Bud, Ingredient X and Under The Blue Sky all for the Royal Court Theatre, Festen and The Iceman Cometh both for the Almeida Theatre and Cardiff East and Under Milk Wood both for the National Theatre.
Hayley Squires’ theatre credits include The Pitchfork Disney at Shoreditch Town Hall and As Good a Time as Any at The Print Room. Her television credits include 'The Commuter', 'Murder', 'Southcliffe', 'Complicit' and 'Call The Midwife'.
Brian Gleeson was most recently seen on stage in The Weir at the Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh. His other theatre credits include The Walworth Farce at the Olympia Theatre, Dublin and the Donmar Warehouse production of The Night Alive, which also ran at the Atlantic Theatre in New York.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof tickets are now on sale.