Meaney will join the previously announced Sienna Miller as Maggie and Jack O'Connell as Brick. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.
Directed by Benedict Andrews, the 12-week run will begin previews in the West End July 13 at the Apollo Theatre with an official opening July 24. Performances will continue through October 7.
Meaney was last onstage in London alongside Kevin Spacey in Moon for the Misbegotten at the Old Vic; the production subsequently transferred to Broadway. His other theatre credits include Breaking the Code, The Cider House Rules, and Juno and the Paycock. Earlier this year, Meaney 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, starring opposite Timothy Spall.
The production will feature set design by Magda Willi, costume design by Alice Babidge, lighting design by Jon Clark, and sound design by Gareth Fry.
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?
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