Photos: Take a Look at Woody Harrelson, Louisa Harland, Andy Serkis in Ulster American | Playbill

Production Photos Photos: Take a Look at Woody Harrelson, Louisa Harland, Andy Serkis in Ulster American

Jeremy Herrin directs David Ireland's comedy at London's Riverside Studios.

Woody Harrelson, Louisa Harland, and Andy Serkis in Ulster American Johan Persson

A new production of David Ireland’s Ulster American began previews at London's Riverside Studios December 4 with an official opening scheduled for December 13.

Directed by Jeremy Herrin (A Mirror and Best of Enemies), the cast features Emmy winner and Oscar nominee Woody Harrelson (True Detective, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) as American actor Jay Conway, BAFTA and Emmy winner Andy Serkis (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Batman) as English director Leigh Carver, and Louisa Harland (Derry Girls, Dancing at Lughnasa) as Northern Irish playwright Ruth Davenport.

Get a first look at the production, which continues through January 28, 2024, in the photo gallery below:

Photos: Riverside Studios' Ulster American

In the play, 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.

Director Herrin said in an earlier statement, “I’m delighted that this rollercoaster of a play has summoned such a stellar roster of talent to join us for this pitch black comedy at the beautifully refurbished Riverside Studios. I’ve always admired David Ireland’s fearlessness and the way he manages to skewer pretension in its many guises."

The production also has set and costume design by Max Jones, lighting design by Oliver Fenwick, sound design by Emma Laxton, and casting by Jessica Ronane.

Ireland’s 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 produces.


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