Woody Harrelson, Andy Serkis, and Louisa Harland to Star in Award-Winning Play ‘Ulster American’ at London’s Riverside Studios


Woody Harrelson, Andy Serkis and Louisa Harland to Star in “Ulster American”

Woody Harrelson, Andy Serkis and Louisa Harland to Star in “Ulster American”

Plot Synopsis

In the black comedy, 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.


Emmy winner and Oscar nominee 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 winner Andy Serkis will star as English director Leigh Carver, while “Derry Girls” actor Louisa Harland will star as Northern Irish playwright Ruth Davenport.


Jeremy Herrin will direct following his recent acclaimed productions of “A Mirror” and “Best of Enemies.” The play is produced by Second Half Productions.

Awards and Recognition

Ireland’s 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.

Director’s Statement

Herrin said: “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. It’s an honor to bring the legend that is Woody Harrelson to London; to welcome Andy Serkis back to the stage after so much success in the movies; and to enjoy the brilliant Louisa Harland going toe-to-toe with them both. It’ll be a thrilling evening and I can’t wait to see our audience’s reaction to this explosive show.”

Show Details

“Ulster American” plays at Riverside Studios from Dec. 4 – Jan. 28, 2024.

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