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Cast announced for ULSTER AMERICAN

David Ireland's award-winning social satire will perform at the Hammersmith venue for a limited time over the Christmas season.

ulster americanWoody Harrelson, Louisa Harland and Andy Serkis.

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

A new production of award-winning playwright David Ireland's social satire will run from 4 December 2023 to 28 January 2024 at Riverside Studios. Jeremy Herrin will direct the production following on from his recent acclaimed productions of A Mirror and Best of Enemies.

The cast and creative team of ULSTER AMERICAN.

Emmy Award-winner and Academy Award -nominee Woody Harrelson (True Detective) 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 (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy) will star as English director Leigh Carver and Louisa Harland (Derry Girls) will star as Northern Irish playwright Ruth Davenport.

The new production will feature set and costume design by Max Jones, lighting design by Oliver Fenwick, sound design by Emma Laxton, casting by Jessica Ronane CDG with Nicky Allpress as Associate Director.

What is ULSTER AMERICAN about?

In rehearsals for a new play that could transform each of their careers are an Oscar-winning American actor, an English director and a Northern Irish playwright. But it turns out they're not on the same page, the night threatens to spiral out of control.

Containing power dynamics, cultural identity and the perils of being a woman in the entertainment industry; nothing is off limits in this pitch-black comedy.


ULSTER AMERICAN will perform at the Riverside Studios from 4 December 2023 to 28 January 2024.

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