Woody Harrelson Returns To West End For Dark Comedy

Published Wed, 25 October 2023

Woody Harrelson is making a triumphant return to London's West End this December, gracing the stage in a fresh dark comedy production. The renowned actor is set to headline in the upcoming rendition of David Ireland's award-winning play, Ulster American, alongside notable co-stars including Andy Serkis from Lord of the Rings fame and Louisa Harland of Derry Girls.

In this thrilling theatre performance, Harrelson will portray the role of Jay Conway, a high-flying actor, while Serkis takes on the character of Leigh Carver, an English theatre director, and Harland embodies the part of Ruth Davenport, a Northern Irish playwright. The storyline revolves around the trio's intense rehearsal process for Ruth's groundbreaking new play, which promises to transform their lives. However, as creative differences emerge, tensions rise, and the evening teeters on the brink of chaos.

Director Jeremy Herrin expresses his excitement about the star-studded cast and the opportunity to present this "pitch-black comedy" at the Riverside Studios, newly refurbished and brimming with artistic potential. Harrelson's return to the West End marks a significant event, as he last graced London's theatrical scene almost two decades ago.

This news coincides with the eagerly awaited fourth season of True Detective, where Harrelson fans can catch him alongside Jodie Foster and Kali Reis. The show is scheduled to premiere in the US on HBO Max on January 14, 2024, followed by a UK release on Sky Atlantic and NOW on January 15, 2024.