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London Cat, with James Earl Jones and Phylicia Rashad, Announces Full Cast

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Phylicia Rashad and James Earl Jones
in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
(© Joan Marcus)
Phylicia Rashad and James Earl Jones
in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
(© Joan Marcus)
Casting is complete for the West End production of Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, starring the previously announced Sanaa Lathan, Adrian Lester, Phylicia Rashad, and James Earl Jones. Debbie Allen will direct the production, which will run November 21-April 10 at the Novello Theatre, with an official opening set for December 1.

Williams' play searingly portrays a dysfunctional Southern family, including Maggie "the Cat" (Lathan), her alcoholic husband, Brick (Lester), and his parents, the dominating family patriarch, Big Daddy (Jones), and his wife Big Mama (Rashad).

The cast will also include Richard Blackwood (Brightie), Guy Burgess (Lacey), Claudia Cadette (Nanny), Peter De Jersey (Gooper), Derek Griffiths (Reverend Tooker), Susan Lawson-Reynolds (Sookey), Joseph Mydell (Doctor Baugh), and Nina Sosanya (Mae).

Allen directed the recent Broadway revival of the show, which also starred Jones and Rashad as Big Daddy and Big Mama.

For more information, visit www.catwestend.com.

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