The production will play at the Soho Theatre from the 19th to the 23rd May, with people also being able to watch via streaming platform Stellar.

Greg Germann

Casting has been confirmed for the upcoming transatlantic production of Herding Cats by Lucinda Coxon, combining live in-person and streamed theatre.

Created by OHenry Productions and Stellar, in association with Soho Theatre, Herding Cats is set to star Jassa Ahluwalia (Unforgotten, Peaky Blinders) as Michael, Greg Germann (Grey’s Anatomy, Friends From College and Ally McBeal) as Saddo, and Sophie Melville as Justine (Pops, Iphigenia in Splott).

Directed by Anthony Banks, this unique production will reunite the director with Coxon following their collaboration on the world première production. This production will see Germann performing live in Los Angeles, his character will be transmitted via video-link into the Soho Theatre where Ahluwalia and Melville are performing in-person, creating a unique live experience for the audience.Meanwhile, audiences across the globe can access the production as a live-streamed cinematic theatrical experience that will combine the performances of both the American and British actors in real-time.

To deal with work, Justine talks – a little too much – to her roommate Michael who earns a living by chatting with strangers like Saddo. But all three will soon find that in a cold, disconnected world, words may not be enough.

The creative team for the production includes Olivier-nominee lighting designer Howard Hudson (&Juliet – Olivier nomination, West End, In the Heights King’s Cross Theatre), costume designer Susan Kulkarni (Secret Cinema), video designer Andrzej Goulding (& Juliet, West End, Groundhog Day, Broadway), set designer Grace Smart (Susanna, Royal Opera House), and sound designers Ben and Max Ringham (Blindness, Donmar Warehouse, Cyrano de Bergerac, West End – Olivier nomination),UK Casting, Stuart Burt (2021 CDG Award Winner), and US Casting, Taylor Williams (2021 Artios Award Winner).

Herd of Cats will be performed live at the Soho Theatre from the 19th to the 23rd May.