Aria Entertainment’s Katy Lipson is taking over the Old Red Lion to present a revival of the renowned Portia Coughlan which will run Tuesday 28th April – Saturday 23rd May 2015 8.45pm. Portia Coughlan is a ferocious, haunting and beautiful Irish tale by Marina Carr, writer of By The Bog of Cats, The Mai and Ullaloo.
Starring as the haunted Portia Coughlan will be Susan Stanley (The Separation dir. Simon Evans, Almost Maine dir. Simon Evans, Confessions of a Scallywag dir. Sarah Berger. She also won the Best Actress Award at the Malaga Film Festival 2013 for her role in new film Hotel Amenities).
Ben Mulhern (Shawshank Redemption dir. Peter Sheridan, Bad Faith by O.J Ryan and the Eugene O’ Brien play Eden, soon to be staged in London) will return to the role of Raphael Coughlan. Mulhern previously played Raphael in a 2009 production directed by Aoife Connolly.
Also starring will be: Alan Devally as Damus – Where The White Stops dir. Nasi Voustas, Enduring Song (Southwark Playhouse), In Bound (UK Tour and Southwark Playhouse); Conan Sweeny as Fintan – Translations dir. Adrian Dunbar, Death and Nightingales (Lyric Belfast), Woman on the Verge (Andrew’s Lane, Belfast); Karen Cogan as Stacia – The Only True History of Lizzie Fin (Southwark Playhouse), Playboy Of The Western World (The Old Vic), BBC Television series Waking the Dead; Anne Kent as Blaize – Cleaners (Axis Theatre), Waiting for Elvis (Axis Theatre), Hen Night Epiphany (National Tour); Veronica Quilligan as Maggie May – The Way Of The World, Romeo and Juliet and The Tempest (Theatre Royal Stratford East), A Lesson in Blood and Roses (Royal Shakespeare Company); James Holmes as Senchill – Making Stalin Laugh (JW3), Rain Man (English Theatre Frankfurt), Potholes (Theatre503); Susan Cummins as Marianne – Walking Through Wire, Bright Colours Only, Bafta Nominated Short film 14; Chris Dunne as Sly – Molly Sweeney dir. Gregory Thompson, The Girl With Red Hair dir. Mike Bradwell, Baby Jeannie dir. Jim O’Hanlon; and Keith Ramsay as Gabriel – Julius Caesar and Doctor Scroggy’s War (Shakespeare’s Globe), Billy (Union Theatre).
See www.oldredliontheatre.co.uk for more details and to book.