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Moya Productions and Old Red Lion Theatre Announce World Premiere of Mark Weinman's DYL

Moya Productions and the Old Red Lion Theatre, have announced the world première production of Mark Weinman's Dyl. Artistic Director of the Old Red Lion, Clive Judd, directs and the production will open on the 9 May and run until 3 June.

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.

Clive Judd today said "I am delighted to launch my first full season as Artistic Director at the Old Red Lion with the world première of this brilliantly funny and moving first play by Mark Weinman. This project marks a new phase of our working relationship following our collaboration as director and actor on Captain Amazing in 2013."

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) and for television his credits include The Gamechangers, Humans, The People Next Door, Episodes and for film Burning (Tantrum Films).

Clive Judd is the Artistic Director of the Old Red Lion Theatre. His directing credits at Old Red Lion 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 + 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).

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