Colm Meaney Joins Cast of West End’s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Irish actor Colm Meaney will play Big Daddy in the Young Vic production of Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. He is joining Sienna Miller as Maggie and Jack O’ Connell as Brick, with further casting to be revealed in the coming weeks.

While he is known for playing Miles O’ Brien in Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Meaney has also starred in several Broadway productions including A Moon for the MisbegottenBreaking the Code, and The Cider House Rules.

Meaney’s most recent London stage appearance was alongside Kevin Spacey in A Moon for the Misbegotten at the Old Vic. Earlier this year, he won the Irish Film and Television Award for Best Actor in a Lead Role in Film for his portrayal of Martin McGuinness in The Journey.

Sienna Miller and Jack O’ Connell as Initial Cast

Colm Meaney joins cast of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at the Apollo Theatre
Colm Meaney joins the cast of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at the Apollo Theatre. Photo courtesy of Stargate Wiki.

Sienna Miller trained at the Lee Strasberg Institute in New York. Her last stage appearance in the West End was Flare Path at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket where she played as Patricia.

Meanwhile, Jack O’ Connell’s most recent theatre credit is The Nap at Sheffield Crucible Theatre. He also performed on Scarborough for the Royal Court and NT Shell Connections’ productions of The Spiderman; The Musicians; and Just.

About Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

The 12-week run of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof in the Apollo Theatre will start on 13th July 2017; they are holding an official opening on 24th July 2017. Production will run through until 7th October. This classic play follows a Southern family who gathers at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday.

Benedict Andrews will direct this West End production, while Magda Willi is in charge of the set design; meanwhile, costume design will be by Alice Babidge, lighting design by Jon Clark, and sound design by Gareth Fry.