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Woody Harrelson, Louisa Harland and Andy Serkis star in Ulster American

Woody Harrelson (Jay Conway), Louisa Harland (Ruth Davenport) and Andy Serkis (Leigh Carver) in Second Half Production's Ulster American at Riverside Studios - photo by Johan Persson

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Woody Harrelson, Louisa Harland and Andy Serkis star in Ulster American

The production opens tomorrow at the Riverside Studios

Playwright David Ireland’s Ulster American directed by Jeremy Herrin, following previews earlier this month officially opens to the public tomorrow evening (13 December 2023). The production will run at Riverside Studios until 27 January 2024. Tickets are available from http://ulsteramericanplay.com/ with front row seats at £30 for every performance via a daily lottery.

Emmy Award-winner and Academy Award -nominee Woody Harrelson returns to the London stage for the first time in almost two decades, to play Oscar-winning American actor Jay Conway. BAFTA and Emmy award winner Andy Serkis will star as English director Leigh Carver and Louisa Harland will star as Northern Irish playwright Ruth Davenport in David Ireland’s brutally funny play. 

Ulster American tells the story of an Oscar -winning American actor, an English director and a Northern Irish playwright are about to begin rehearsals for a new play — one that could transform each of their careers. But when it turns out that they’re not on the same page, the night threatens to spiral out of control.

Power dynamics, cultural identity and the perils of being a woman in the entertainment industry; nothing is off limits in this pitch-black comedy. Ireland’s critically acclaimed play received its world premiere in 2018 at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh. It is the recipient of the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award and the Scotsman Fringe First Award.

Second Half Productions present Ulster American

Written by David Ireland, Directed by Jeremy Herrin

http://ulsteramericanplay.com/

Riverside Studios, 101 Queen Caroline St, London W6 9BN

Opening Night: 13 December 2023, 7pm
Final Performance: 27 January 2024, 7.30pm

Monday – Saturday at 7.30pm

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