Outhouse Theatre Co and Riverside Theatres present Ulster American by David Ireland

Published by: Kabuku PR | 12-May-2022
Following their smash hit run in 2021 at the Seymour Centre, Riverside Theatres and Outhouse Theatre Co will present David Ireland’s provocative and brutally funny Ulster American at Riverside Theatres, from 8th to 11th June.
Venue: Riverside Theatres
Address: Corner of Church and Market St, Parramatta
Date: Wednesday 8 June - Saturday 11 June
Time: Wednesday 8 June 2022 at 8pm, Thursday 9 June 2022 at 8pm, Friday 10 June 2022 at 8pm, Saturday 11 June 2022 at 2:30pm & Saturday 11 June 2022 at 8pm
Ticket: $23-$59
Buy / Ticket: https://riversideparramatta.com.au/show/ulster-american/
Web: https://riversideparramatta.com.au/show/ulster-american/
★★★★★ “Dark, deft & savage.” - Time Out

★★★★ ½ “An electrifying experience for any theatre-goer.” - Limelight

Gleefully skewering the powerful and privileged in post-#MeToo showbiz, this ferocious comedy had audiences laughing and gasping in equal measure.

A talented female playwright, an Oscar-winning actor and an ambitious theatre director meet to discuss a play that promises glory for all. But as lines are crossed and the power of Hollywood looms, the love-in threatens to descend into mayhem.

Ulster American won the top prize, the 'Best of Edinburgh' Award, at Edinburgh Festival Fringe and after playing to sold-out houses and critical acclaim in 2021, Outhouse Theatre Co are bringing their provocative and brutally hilarious production back for a special encore run. Confrontational and uncomfortable, Ulster American – directed by Shane Anthony (Anatomy of a Suicide at The Old Fitz) and starring Harriet Gordon-Anderson (Bell Shakespeare’s Hamlet), Brian Meegan (Ensemble’s The Norman Conquests) and Jeremy Waters (Outhouse’s Heroes of the Fourth Turning) – is not the for the faint of heart.

Playwright David Ireland has become one of British theatre’s most distinctive and controversial voices with a series of provocative, darkly comical plays including Everything Between Us, The End Of Hope and Cyprus Avenue (for which he received the Drama Award from Britain’s oldest literary award, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize).

Outhouse Artistic Director, Jeremy Waters, said, “The writing of David Ireland grabbed me immediately. Here was a playwright who would go out on a limb to interrogate troubling and complex questions. I found his work rippling with humour, intelligence and theatricality. Ulster American covers a lot of ground in 80 super-charged minutes. A play that explores power, privilege and consent also seems particularly timely. Reading it, I found myself caught between a full-throated laugh and a startled gasp. This theatrical grey area is very exciting and scary, and the urge to explore such terrain was irresistible.”

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