The cast for the upcoming world premiere of Eugene O’Hare’s play The Dry House at the Marylebone Theatre in London has been announced.
The play will run from 31 March 2023 until 6 May 2023, with an opening night on 6 April 2023.
Kathy Kiera Clarke (Derry Girls, Pulling Moves) will star in the show in the role of Claire, along with Mairead McKinley (Edge of Tomorrow, Molly’s Way) as Claire’s sister Chrissy, and Carla Langley (Carnival Row, The Ferryman) as Chrissy’s daughter Heather.
O’Hare is known for his roles in Outlander and Lady Chatterley's Lover, he debuted in a critically acclaimed play at Park Theatre, The WeatherMan, and has also written for the BBC and National Theatre Connections.
Set in Ireland, this powerful play tells the story of grief, addiction and family, and follows two sisters as they struggle with the devastating impact of alcoholism in their family.
The playwright, actor and director O’Hare said:
“I consider it a great privilege so soon after the lockdowns for a play written only in June 2022 to be given a home in the first spring season of the exciting new Marylebone Theatre. In Kathy Kiera Clarke, Mairead McKinley and Carla Langley we have a powerful cast of actors whose work I greatly admire, and a fine group of fast-emerging young designers”.
Artistic director of Marylebone Theatre Alexander Gifford commented:
“I am delighted to be announcing a powerfully redemptive second season of theatre. Our three spring shows are all fearless investigations of trauma in the lives of individuals and society, which nonetheless point to the possibility of healing and forgiveness. Eugene O'Hare has rightly been hailed as an important new playwright, and I am particularly proud to be producing his superb and deeply moving The Dry House”.
The play is written and directed by Eugene O’Hare, sound design by Esther Kehinde Ajayi, light design is done by Robbie Butler, scenography by Niall McKeever, and casting by Ginny Schiller.