Portia Coughlan

£10-£43

Academy Award-nominee Ruth Negga makes her Young Vic debut as Portia Coughlan in Marina Carr’s haunting play, directed by Caroline Byrne.



It's Portia Coughlan’s thirtieth birthday. It is also the fifteenth anniversary of the death of her twin brother, Gabriel. Can she untether her soul from her dead twin and live in the real world, or will she surrender to her grief and reunite with her brother? On this fateful day can Portia Coughlan change her story? Or was it ever her story to begin with?



Portia Coughlan is a profound and disturbing story about love and kinship, examining how the history of the family is the history of a nation.

Schedule

Monday - Saturday: 7.30pm

Wednesday & Saturday Matinees: 2.30pm

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015
The winner of the seventh Papatango New Writing Prize, Tomcat by James Rushbrooke will receive a four week run at Southwark Playhouse from Wednesday 28 October (press night: Friday 30 October 8pm) to Saturday 21 Nov 2015. The director is 2014 JMK Award winner Kate Hewitt, who is currently Associate Director on Sam Mendes' Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in the West End.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2011
The Beauty Queen of Leenane by Martin McDonagh runs 20 July - 3 September at the Main House
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2011
McCarter Theatre will present the world premiere of Marina Carr's Phaedra Backwards, directed by Artistic Director Emily Mann, October 18 through November 6.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2011
McCarter Theatre will present the world premiere of Marina Carr's Phaedra Backwards, directed by Artistic Director Emily Mann, October 18 through November 6.
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2013
Cornelia Street Cafe proudly presents Happy Birthday W.B. Yeats, an evening of poetry by the famous Irish poet as part of its ongoing poetry series. The Yeats tribute will take place on Monday, June 10th at 6 and features Bernadette Quigley, Dee Nelson, Jarlath Conroy and Paul Hecht with original music by composer/pianist Ellen Mandel and tenor Michael Slattery.
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2019
Young Vic Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah has announced the Programme for 2020.
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017
Following their triumphant sold-out gala fundraising concert of The Color Purple last Sunday featuring major stars from shows including Dreamgirls, the British Theatre Academy today announces a double bill of musicals this summer at London's Ambassadors Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017
A moving gay love story set in World War Two is the latest collaboration between a leading London-based theatre production company and one of Manchester's newest arts venues.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017
The Artistic Home Artistic Director Kathy Scambiatterra announced today that the company's production of By the Bog of Cats, by Marina Carr, will extend its run by an additional three weeks to meet the overwhelming demand for seats. The Chicago Tribune's Kerry Reid said of it 'Mossman and his cast dig into the textures of Carr's script with gusto and sensitivity. Collins gives a bravura performance.' The Artistic Home's production, which opened to the press on February 13,  is directed by Jeff Award winner and ensemble member John Mossman.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2011
Roscommon Drama Festival 2011 was launched recently announcing what is already proving a very popular line-up of theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2011
Roscommon Drama Festival 2011 opens at Roscommon Arts Centre on Friday 4th March, 8pm.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2012
The Irish Repertory Theatre continues its sixth season of the Irish Rep Reading Series, with a free reading of Marina Carr's 16 POSSIBLE GLIMPSES on Friday, March 30 at 3 p.m. at the Irish Repertory Theatre in Manhattan.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2012
The Irish Repertory Theatre continues its sixth season of the Irish Rep Reading Series, with a free reading of Marina Carr's 16 POSSIBLE GLIMPSES on Friday, March 30 at 3 p.m. at the Irish Repertory Theatre in Manhattan.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017
Following the huge success of last year's festive hit The Wind in the Willows, Rose Theatre Kingston's most successful Christmas production to date, the theatre today announces its 2017 Christmas show Alice in Winterland. The play, based on Lewis Carroll's much loved Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, is adapted and directed by Ciaran McConville, following his acclaimed productions of The Wind in the Willows, A Christmas Carol and The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, with music and lyrics by Eamonn O'Dwyer, and featuring a professional cast alongside a group of Rose Youth Theatre actors.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015
Aria Entertainment's Katy Lipson is taking over the Old Red Lion this May to present a revival of the renowned Portia Coughlan; a ferocious, haunting and beautiful Irish tale by Marina Carr, writer of By The Bog of Cats, The Mai and Ullaloo.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2013
Riverside Theatre presents the third and final production for this season's Waxlax Stage. The Award-winning Faith Healer will perform on the Waxlax Stage from April 4-14, 2013 and is presented by Riverside Theatre's Patron Producers.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016
Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment in association with the King's Head Theatre, Guy James and Szpiezak Productions presents the European premiere of THE TOXIC AVENGER. Press night: Tuesday 26 April at 7.30pm. Run: Friday 22 April - Saturday 21 May 2016.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015
This May, Katy Lipson of Aria Entertainment presents the world premiere of a new musical The Verb, 'To Love' by Andy Collyer.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2011
Roscommon Drama Festival 2011 opens at Roscommon Arts Centre on Friday 4th March, 8pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017
Hampstead Theatre has announced the casting for Andrew Keatley's Alligators, a Hampstead Downstairs Original. Directed by Simon Evans, this burning new thriller asks how well we actually know those closest to us and explores how shameful secrets, that we thought long buried, can come back to bite us.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2011
The Beauty Queen of Leenane by Martin McDonagh runs 20 July - 3 September at the Main House
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2013
For the first time ever, the complete Molly Bloom monologue from James Joyce's Ulysses will be performed live by not one but two actresses, Caraid O'Brien and Bernadette Quigley, as a conversation that Molly has with her younger self. Tune into WBAI (99.5 FM in NYC) or stream at http://wbai.org or KPFK (90.7 in Los Angeles) http://kpfk.org/. Each year, Radio Bloomsday ends its 7 hour nationwide broadcast of James Joyce's Ulysses with the book's final chapter - a two hour passion filled monologue, by the novel's heroine, Molly Bloom.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2013
Cornelia Street Cafe proudly presents Happy Birthday W.B. Yeats, an evening of poetry by the famous Irish poet as part of its ongoing poetry series. The Yeats tribute will take place tonight, June 10th at 6 and features Bernadette Quigley, Dee Nelson, Jarlath Conroy and Paul Hecht with original music by composer/pianist Ellen Mandel and tenor Michael Slattery.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015
A go-getting young producer of new musical theatre is filling the normally quiet month of August at Greenwich Theatre with two full-length musicals to appeal to a wide range of audience -- The Who's Tommy and The Adventures of Pinocchio.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015
A go-getting young producer of new musical theatre is filling the normally quiet month of August at Greenwich Theatre with two full-length musicals to appeal to a wide range of audience -- The Who's Tommy and The Adventures of Pinocchio.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2011
The Beauty Queen of Leenane by Martin McDonagh runs 20 July - 3 September at the Main House
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017
The Artistic Home Artistic Director Kathy Scambiatterra announced today that the company will perform By the Bog of Cats; a drama by Irish playwright Marina Carr (The Mai) that premiered at Dublin's Abbey Theatre in 1998 and was produced in London's West End in a 2004 production starring Holly Hunter.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017
A moving gay love story set in World War Two is the latest collaboration between a leading London-based theatre production company and one of Manchester's newest arts venues.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017
The Artistic Home Artistic Director Kathy Scambiatterra announced today that the company will perform By the Bog of Cats; a drama by Irish playwright Marina Carr (The Mai) that premiered at Dublin's Abbey Theatre in 1998 and was produced in London's West End in a 2004 production starring Holly Hunter.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016
Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment and Guy James will present FOREVER PLAID, directed and staged by Grant Murphy. Lighting design by Ben Rogers at St. James Studio, London from 5 - 24 April 2016. Press Performance:  Friday, 8 April at 8pm.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2012
The Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) continues its sixth season of the Irish Rep Reading Series, with a free reading of Marina Carr's BY THE BOG OF CATS on Friday, February 24 at 3 p.m. at the Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) in Manhattan.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2012
The Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) continues its sixth season of the Irish Rep Reading Series, with a free reading of Marina Carr's BY THE BOG OF CATS on Friday, February 24 at 3 p.m. at the Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) in Manhattan.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2011
Roscommon Drama Festival 2011 was launched recently announcing what is already proving a very popular line-up of theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015
Aria Entertainment is taking over the Old Red Lion this May to present a revival of the renowned Portia Coughlan by Marina Carr and the world premiere of a new musical The Verb, 'To Love' by Andy Collyer.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016
The citizens of Tromaville are crying out for a hero - enter Melvin Ferd the Third, an aspiring earth scientist determined to clean up the toxic waste problem. But when a corrupt Mayor and her government goons try to stop this heroic feat, Melvin is tossed into a vat of toxic waste and transformed into The Toxic Avenger, New Jersey's first superhero! 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015
Islington's Old Red Lion Theatre today announces the next batch of shows for its Spring/Summer 2015 season, combining high quality revivals of rarely seen 20thcentury classics with stunning new writing.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2011
The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson), Berkeley Repertory Theatre, and Yale Repertory Theatre announced complete casting today for the world premiere production of Rinne Groff's COMPULSION, directed by Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2010
The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson), Berkeley Repertory Theatre, and Yale Repertory Theatre announced complete casting today for the world premiere production of Rinne Groff's COMPULSION, directed by Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2010
Henry Horatio Hobson's three bossy daughters are driving him to drink, and the end result is comedy in the PICT production of Harold Brighouse's 1914 classic, Hobson's Choice.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2010
Henry Horatio Hobson's three bossy daughters are driving him to drink, and the end result is comedy in the PICT production of Harold Brighouse's 1914 classic, Hobson's Choice.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2018
Zach Wyatt will star as Anthony alongside previously announced Maisie Williams as Caroline in the UK premiere of Lauren Gunderson's I and You, which will be directed by Artistic Director Edward Hall on the Main Stage. Richard Molloy's Every Day I Make Greatness Happen, winner of the Nick Darke Award in 2017, will receive its world premiere Downstairs in September, and will star Sofia Barclay, Moe Bar-El, Jon Foster, Susan Stanley and Josh Zare.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015
The cast for the world premiere production of F*CK THE POLAR BEARS by Tanya Ronder is: Jon Foster, Salome R Gunnarsdottir, Susan Stanley and Andrew Whipp. The production, directed by Caroline Byrne, previews from 11 September (press night 16 September).
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015
Aria Entertainment is proud to present a double-bill of Marina Carr's Portia Coughlan and a new musical The Verb, 'To Love' at The Old Red Lion Theatre over April and May.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2013
Riverside Theatre presents the third and final production for this season's Waxlax Stage. The Award-winning Faith Healer will perform on the Waxlax Stage from tonight, April 4-14, 2013 and is presented by Riverside Theatre's Patron Producers.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015
This May, Katy Lipson of Aria Entertainment presents the world premiere of a new musical The Verb, 'To Love' by Andy Collyer.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015
A new musical adaptation of the classic children's story The Adventures of Pinocchio will arrive in London this Summer, playing at Greenwich Theatre from Wednesday 5 to Sunday 23 August, with a press performance on Friday 7 August at 3.00pm.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015
Aria Entertainment is proud to present a double-bill of Marina Carr's Portia Coughlan and a new musical The Verb, 'To Love' at The Old Red Lion Theatre over April and May.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015
Aria Entertainment is proud to present a double-bill of Marina Carr's Portia Coughlan and a new musical The Verb, 'To Love' at The Old Red Lion Theatre over April and May.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2018
Artistic Director Josie Rourke said, "I'm delighted to announce two new productions at the Donmar, joining the previously announced THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE, for my penultimate season, with all three directed by women.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016
The citizens of Tromaville are crying out for a hero - enter Melvin Ferd the Third, an aspiring earth scientist determined to clean up the toxic waste problem. But when a corrupt Mayor and her government goons try to stop this heroic feat, Melvin is tossed into a vat of toxic waste and transformed into The Toxic Avenger, New Jersey's first superhero!