NEWS: Derry Girls’ Kathy Kiera Clarke to Star in The Dry House at the Marylebone Theatre

Eugene O’Hare’s play will head to the theatre from the 31st March.

It has been announced that Kathy Kiera Clarke best known for her role as Aunt Sarah in Derry Girls will star in Eugene O’Hara’s production alongside Mairead McKinley (Edge of Tomorrow, Village Roadshow Pictures; Molly’s Way, dffb and ARTE; Translations, National Theatre) and Carla Langley (The Ferryman, West End and Broadway; Carnival Row, Amazon Prime Video; The Witness for the Prosecution, BBC).

In County Down, Ireland, Chrissy promises Claire that after one final drink she will go to the Dry House to get sober, but Claire doubts she means it this time. Family and booze combine in this powerful and timely exploration of grief, family, addiction – and the immense and redemptive power of hope.

Writer and directorEugene O’Hare is known for his roles in The Fall, and more recently Outlander, and has previously starred in Black Mirror and Industry. He debuted two plays to great critical acclaim at the Park Theatre in 2019: Sydney & the Old Girl and The Weatherman, and has written for the BBC and National Theatre Connections. Talking about The Dry House he said: ” I consider it a great privilege so soon after the lockdowns for a play written only in June 2022 to be given a home in the first Spring season of the exciting new Marylebone Theatre. In Kathy Kiera Clarke, Mairead McKinley and Carla Langley we have a powerful cast of actors whose work I greatly admire, a fine group of fast- emerging young designers including Irish scenographer Niall McKeever, and a terrific production and stage management team – most of whom I have worked with as an actor. I thank Ginny Schiller for casting my play so beautifully and I thank Alexander J Gifford and everyone at the Marylebone for their willingness to produce this play with such care and enthusiasm.”

The creative team behind the production includes: lighting designer Robbie Butler, sound designer Esther Kehinde Ajayi, scenographer Niall McKeever and casting by Ginny Schiller.

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