BIG Daddy and Big Momma Pollitt will be played by Ron Arthurs, of Como, and Dimity Wehr, of East Victoria Park, in the Stirling Players production of Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof during April.
Jane Sherwood will direct the play that many will know from the Oscar-nominated 1958 film directed by Richard Brooks, starring Paul Newman and Elizabeth Taylor as the unhappily married son and daughter-in-law of the plantation-owning Big Daddy and Big Mommy Pollitt.
This is Sherwood’s third production at Stirling Theatre. She trained with Melbourne Theatre Company Youth Group and was a founding member of Phoenix Theatre in 2005, working as stage manager on its first show.
Since then she has worked on more than 30 shows as director, stage manager, actor or technical support at various Perth theatres and production companies, has made several short films and even been a zombie in a feature film.
She has received various accolades, including director of best production, best director and several awards for actors appearing in her productions.
Ron Arthurs plays Harvey ‘Big Daddy’ Pollitt and Dimity Wehr as Ida ‘Big Momma’ Pollitt.