JACK O’CONNELL gets totally naked for ‘CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF’ Revival in London

The 26-year-old star says he had no idea he’d have to get starkers when he took on the role.
Viewers of British teenage drama Skins will know that Hollywood heartthrob Jack O’Connell is no stranger to getting naked for the sake of his art, and the 26-year-old Unbroken star is once again daring to go bare – this time for the London revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

In news that will surely put bums firmly on seats throughout the show’s 10-week run at the capital’s Apollo Theatre, it has emerged that Jack spends much of Tennessee Williams’ 1955 play – about a wealthy family living on a Mississippi plantation – in a partial or complete state of undress.
The opening scene of director Benedict Andrews’s updated production sees O’Connell’s sexually-repressed character of Brick sitting completely naked in the shower – and what’s more, it turns out the Derbyshire-born actor didn’t know he’d be flashing audiences quite so much flesh when he took on the role.

One of gay playwright Tennessee Williams’ most celebrated works, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof examines the extreme relationships of a wealthy plantation-owning family in 1950s America; notably dealing with themes of life, death, class and sexual repression.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is at London’s Apollo Theatre until October 7. 

4 Comments

  1. The play starts out with him sitting on sthe stage in the shower – he has a lean muscular body and is uncut and untrimmed. The scene lasts for a few minutes – and best viewed from stage left (audience right). Later in the play he stands with his back to the audience in the shower as well for quite a long time as well. At the end of the play he again undresses completely. If you are in london, definintely don’t miss. Best seats are up front and and audience right.

  2. National Theater Live is filming this version of “Cat…” and screening in the US starting Feb 22. I wonder if they will film the nudity? I saw it in London and its great for nudity (Jack O’Connell is very sexy) but its not a great production of this play by any means.The shower on stage is a fun concept, but the director does not take advantage of it for story. http://ntlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk/productions/ntlout28-cat-on-a-hot-tin-roof

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