Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

It takes a heat actress to describe herself as MAggie the Cat, without causing the audience to giggle. Moya O’Connell managed to do it. she was a restless cat, not asking for sympathy but getting it anyway!
Gray Powell, described by a friend as “not hard to look at”, turned in a repressed, depressed performance as Brick.
But the evening belonged to Jim Mezon as Big Daddy. He raged against his fate, his wife and his sons. ut he also managed to sympathize with the pain Brick was experiencing, even though he couldn’t manage to express it .
It was a thoroughly satisfying production.


About cathyriggall

Theatre junkie, who thinks live theatre is the ultimate form of living on the edge. You never know what will happen when an actor steps on the stage.
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One Response to Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

  1. Keith says:

    I don't like Tennessee Williams generally and I was not looking forward to another evening of erratic southern accents.If you'd have asked, I would have told you before we went that my view of the production would be all about how well Maggie was played.Well, Moya O'Connell did a very good Maggie, the heat was from within, not because of the ambient temperature, which sometimes causes actresses to play the role in too languid a manner for my taste. However, the rest of the cast was very good, with Jim Mezon as the standout – taking hold of the play and shaking it by the scruff of the neck. You could definitely see why Big Daddy was a successful plantation overseer.Good set and direction too.Great piece of theatre. Maybe I'll risk some more Williams, if it is at Shaw.

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