Cast Announced for the World Premiere of DYL at the Old Red Lion
Artistic Director of the Old Red Lion Clive Judd directs Scott Arthur in the role of James and Laurie Jamieson in the role Ryan which sees the three of them reunite following a successful collaboration on Little Malcolm and His Struggles Against The Eunuchs; they are joined by Joyce Greenaway (Wendy) and Rose Wardlaw (Steph).
Do you have to hold your breath? ... Can you do that?
Yeah. Anyone can.
Not me. Can't be doing without breath. I'd hate to drown. I'm a big fan of air...
James is 400 miles from home. A new career as a rigger - two weeks onshore, two weeks offshore. James exists between two very different spaces; and his daughter Dyl is with him in neither of them. Instead he has Ryan, his live-in landlord - sarcastic, free-spirited and liable to say what he thinks before he thinks what he says. As James focuses on finding the answers from within himself, he risks losing the very relationships that can keep him on track.
A sad comedy, about isolation, the righting of wrongs and shouldering life's responsibilities.
IF YOU GO:
12 May - 3 June
Old Red Lion Theatre
418 St John St, London, EC1V 4NJ
Performance times: Tuesday - Saturday at 7.30pm; Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3pm
*Please note there will be no performance on Thursday 25 May; there will be an additional Monday evening performance on 29 May.
Tickets: Previews - 9-11 May: £14
Box Office: 0844 412 4307 / www.oldredliontheatre.co.uk/shows.html
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Mark Weinman is making his playwrighting debut with Dyl. As an actor his theatre credits include So Here We Are and Mr Noodles (Royal Exchange), Captain Amazing (Soho Theatre/Live/UK tour), Prime Time, The Bash (Royal Court Theatre), Still Killing Time and Eating Ice Cream On Gaza Beach (Soho Theatre), Herons (Stephen Joseph/Manchester Library Theatre), Fastburn (KneeHigh Theatre), The Hairy Ape (Southwark Playhouse), The Emperor Jones (National Theatre) and Barrow Hill (Finborough Theatre). For television his credits include The Gamechangers, Humans, The People Next Door, Episodes; and for film Burning.
Scott Arthur plays James. His recent theatre work includes Romeo and Juliet (Sheffield Crucible), Not the Worst Place (Paines Plough), Little Malcolm and His Struggle Against the Eunuch's (Southwark Playhouse), How to Find Love in Three Easy Dreams, Vultures (Pentabus Theatre) and The History Boys (Mercury Theatre Colchester). His television credits include Six Wives with Lucy Worsley, Victoria, Da Vinci's Demons, Being Human; and for film Bridgend and The Somnambulists.
Laurie Jamieson plays Ryan. His theatre credits include Little Malcolm and His Struggle Against the Eunuchs (Southwark Playhouse), Operation Black Antler (Blast Theory/Hydrocracker), Treasure Island, Mercury Fur, Weekend Rockstars (Middle Child - in association with Hull Truck) and Hollow (Bikeshed Theatre).
Joyce Greenaway plays Wendy. Recent theatre credits include The Snow Queen (Nuffield Southampton Theatres), Moments (Theatre6/Chichester Festival Theatre), Truth and Reconciliation (Royal Court/Theatre Local Peckham) and Twopence to Cross the Mersey (Liverpool Empire). Film credits include George and The Dragon.
Rose Wardlaw is returning to Old Red Lion to play Steph, previous credits for the theatre include Cov. Other theatre credits include Glitter Punch (Kings Head Theatre), Animal Vegetable Mineral (Arts Theatre), Wanted (Transform Festival/ West Yorkshire Playhouse), Richard III, Great Expectations, Night Before Christmas (West Yorkshire Playhouse) and Lorraine and Alan (Lyric Hammersmith).
Clive Judd is the Artistic Director of the Old Red Lion Theatre, where his directing credits include Sparks. His other credits include This Will End Badly (Southwark Playhouse, Edinburgh Fringe), Little Malcolm and His Struggle Against the Eunuchs (Southwark Playhouse), Rendezvous and Captain Amazing (Live Theatre), Vultures and The Pit (Pentabus), Romeo and Juliet (Watermill Theatre) and Why I Don't Like The Sea (Arcola/Lost Theatre).
Moya Productions specialises in new writing, and is run by Caitlin Albery Beavan, Aron Rollin and Tom Miller. They formed in 2012 and first produced the world première of Philip Ridley's Shivered at the Southwark Playhouse, which gained critical acclaim and nominations, including Best New Play at the WhatsOnStage Awards. Subsequently Moya have produced Third Finger, Left Hand by Dermot Canavan, Martyn Hesford's Mrs Lowry and Son and Boa by Clara Brennan all at the Trafalgar Studios, The Glass Supper at The Hampstead Theatre and A Dark Night in Dalston at Park Theatre. Moya has recently been the associate producer on several shows including The Mentalists by Richard Bean at the Wyndham's Theatre, Buried Child by Sam Shepard at Trafalgar Studios and the ATG tour of Gaslight by PatRick Hamilton.
The Old Red Lion Theatre first opened its doors in 1979 and is now one of London's oldest and most loved Fringe theatre venues. Our mission is to nurture and present the very best new and emerging theatrical talent. Kathy Burke, Stephen Daldry, Penelope Skinner and Nina Raine are just a few who had early work presented on the stage and the list grows each year. In the past few years the Old Red Lion Theatre has transferred work off-Broadway and four times to the West End. Notable hits beyond the Fringe include the world premiére of Arthur Miller's first play No Villain (Trafalgar Studios), Donkey Heart (Trafalgar Studios), The Play That Goes Wrong (Trafalgar Studios, No 1 Tour, Broadway and the Duchess Theatre); Mercury Fur (Trafalgar Studios), Kissing Sid James (London and Off-Broadway) and The Importance of Being Earnest (Theatre Royal Haymarket).