Woody Harrelson Returns to London Stage with Acclaimed 'Ulster American'



by ZAIN UL ABEDIN

Woody Harrelson Returns to London Stage with Acclaimed 'Ulster American'
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Renowned actor Woody Harrelson is set to make a remarkable comeback to the London stage, marking his return after an impressive 20-year hiatus. He will star in the acclaimed black comedy, 'Ulster American,' penned by the celebrated playwright David Ireland. This production promises to be a star-studded affair, featuring Andy Serkis and Louisa Harland in pivotal roles, adding to the excitement surrounding the play's revival at Riverside Studios.

Harrelson, best known for his exceptional talent, will take on the role of Jay Conway, an Oscar-winning American actor, in 'Ulster American.' This decision to return to the stage after two decades has generated significant buzz and anticipation among fans and theater enthusiasts.

According to a report by Variety, Andy Serkis will join the cast as Leigh Carver, an English director, while Louisa Harland will brilliantly portray Ruth Davenport, a Northern Irish playwright. The trio's collective talent is expected to deliver an unforgettable and powerful performance.

Jeremy Herrin Anticipates Explosive Production

Jeremy Herrin, known for his successful productions of 'A Mirror' and 'Best of Enemies,' will direct this highly anticipated series. The play is produced by Second Half Productions, assuring audiences of top-notch entertainment.

Jeremy Herrin expressed his excitement about the project, stating, "I’m delighted that this roller-coaster 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."

He further added, "It’ll be a thrilling evening, and I can’t wait to see our audience’s reaction to this explosive show."

'Ulster American' is renowned for its fearless exploration of themes and its ability to skewer pretension. The play delves into the complexities of human relationships and identity, all while maintaining a darkly comedic tone that leaves audiences both thoughtful and entertained.

The eagerly awaited production of 'Ulster American' is scheduled to run from December 4, 2023, to January 20, 2024, at Riverside Studios in London. This theatrical event promises to be a must-see for both long-time fans of Woody Harrelson and avid theatergoers, offering a unique opportunity to witness the convergence of exceptional talent on the London stage. Don't miss your chance to be part of this extraordinary theatrical experience.

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