Ardal O'Hanlon, Andrew Nolan, John Rogan Lead Port Authority At Southwark


Tim Johanson Productions and Ollie Jordan will present a Rhapsody of Words production of Port Authority, written by Conor McPherson and directed by Tom Attenborough.

Cast includes: Ardal O’Hanlon. Andrew Nolan. John Rogan.

24th January to 18th February 2012
Casting announced for Port Authority, opening at The Vault, Southwark Playhouse for a four week run on Friday, 27 January with previews from 24 January 2012.

A young boy leaves home for the first time, a middle-aged man begins a job, and an old man receives a mysterious package. Each has a story to tell, each has something to reveal. As each man confronts the significance of these events, they are forced to take stock of themselves, their feelings, and of the decisions they have made. Painting a vivid picture of life in contemporary Dublin, playwright Conor McPherson (The Weir, The Veil and Dublin Carol) weaves together a moving and funny tale of loves lost and found, the consequences of big dreams and the significance of even our smallest choices.

Port Authority is a play for anyone who has ever chosen the rational over the risky, who has ever drawn away from the possibility of brilliance, being left to wonder what might have been.

Coming to Southwark Playhouse’s newest performance space, The Vault, Port Authority is written by Dublin-born writer Conor McPherson (Best New Play, The Weir). His previous awards include the Olivier Award for Best New Play for The Weir, the Guinness/National Theatre Ingenuity Award, the Stewart Parker Award and the Meyer Whitworth Award. He has also received Tony Awards nominations for both Shining City and The Seafarer.

Director Tom Attenborough’s theatre credits include Arab Spring (Arch 61), The Mountaintop (Derby LIVE), The Shape of Things (Gallery Soho). As an Assistant Director, his credits include Earthquakes in London (Headlong), Butley (Duchess Theatre), Masterclass (Theatre Royal Bath), House of Games (Almeida Theatre) and Love Story (Minerva Theatre, Chichester).

The cast includes: Ardal O’Hanlon. Andrew Nolan. John Rogan.

Ardal O’Hanlon is an award-winning comedian, actor, writer, and star of Channel 4’s Father Ted, BBC’s My Hero and Val Falvey (RTE). Guest leads include Channel 4’s Skins and BBC’s Doctor Who (BBC). Ardal also stars in the feature film Wide Open Spaces. A highly acclaimed stand-up, he has toured to sell-out audiences internationally and has released two Top Ten stand-up DVD’s. He continues to be one of the most sought after comedians working with regular sell-out solo tours. Ardal’s debut novel The Talk of the Town remained in the Best Seller charts for more than six months. Recent theatre credits include God of Carnage (Gate Theatre, Dublin) and See You Next Tuesday (Gate Theatre, Dublin; Albery Theatre).

Andrew Nolan trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Theatre includes Butley (Duchess Theatre), The Shape of Things (The Gallery Soho), A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Skewbald Theatre), A Little Neck (Goat and Monkey), and Black Snow (Lost Trolley). Theatre whilst training includes The Man of Mode, 'Tis Pity She's a Whore, The Comedy of Errors, A View from the Bridge and The Secret Rapture.

John Rogan’s theatre credits include On Borrowed Time (Southwark Playhouse), A Couple of Poor Polish-Speaking Romanians, Things You Shouldn't Say Past Midnight (Soho Theatre), Awake and Sing, Macbeth (Almeida), Julius Caesar (Barbican and International Tour), Buried Child (National Theatre), Jumpers (National Theatre, West End and Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York), Plasticine (Royal Court Upstairs), The Playboy of the Western World, Peer Gynt, The Cripple of Inishmaan, The Machine Wreckers, Richard II (National Theatre), Volpone, Don Carlos, The Merchant of Venice, Richard III, Dreamplay, Love's Labour’s Lost, All's Well That Ends Well, Henry IV, A Winter's Tale, The Witch of Edmonton, A Midsummer Night's Dream (Royal Shakespeare Company, Barbican), The School for Scandal (Royal Shakespeare Company), The Iceman Cometh (Almeida and Old Vic), The Loves of Cass McGuire (Druid Theatre Company), Charley's Aunt (Palace Theatre, Watford), Loot, Entertaining Mr Sloane (Birmingham Rep), The Matchmaker (Chichester Festival and Tour), As You Like It (Greenwich Theatre), La Bête (Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith), Our Town (Shaftesbury Theatre), The Plough and the Stars (Young Vic), Into the Woods (Phoenix Thetre), London Assurance (Chichester Festival, Haymarket Theatre and Tour), Love's Labour Lost, Culture Vultures, Victory (Chichester Festival Theatre), A Crucial Day in the Life of a Grocer's Assistant (Abbey Theatre, Dublin and Tour), The Film Society, Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme (Hampstead Theatre), Public Enemy (Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith), Two Noble Kinsmen (Royal Shakespeare Company) and Turkey Time (Bristol Old Vic). Television credits include Wallender, The Bill, Holby City, Servants, Christopher Wren: Master of the Universe, Weirdsister College, Father Ted, Broken Glass, and The Buddha of Suburbia.

Nearest Tube: London Bridge
24 January – 18 February 2012
Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm
Saturday matinees (28 January, 4, 11, 18 February 2012) at 3.00pm
Box Office
By Telephone
020 7407 0234
Ticket Prices
£9, £13, £17
‘Airline Style’ pricing. The earlier you book, the cheaper the tickets!
Disabled people can bring one companion free of charge.
There are no other concessions

Please inform Southwark Playhouse of your access requirements at least 48 hours before you attend the performance by phoning 020 7407 0234.

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