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About Ulster American

Woody Harrelson, Andy Serkis, and Louisa Harland star in David Ireland’s award-winning social satire Ulster American at the Riverside Studios. Book your Ulster American tickets on London Theatre today.

Follow an Oscar-winning American actor, an English director, and a Northern Irish playwright as they kick off rehearsals for a play that has the potential to reshape their careers. As they start realising their views are not aligned, chaos begins to unfold. This pitch-black comedy delves into power dynamics, cultural identity, and the difficulties of being a woman in the entertainment industry.

Woody Harrelson, an Emmy Award-winning actor known for his roles in True Detective and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, returns to the London stage after nearly two decades, taking on the character of Oscar-winning American actor Jay Conway. Harrelson earned three Academy Award nominations, including a 2018 Best Supporting Actor nod for his performance in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Harrelson's impressive filmography also includes the popular franchises The Hunger Games, Now You See Me, and Zombieland.

BAFTA and Emmy award-winner Andy Serkis, celebrated for his iconic portrayal of Gollum in Lord of the Rings, will join him. Serkis steps into the role of English director Leigh Carver. Completing the cast is Louisa Harland, known for her work in Derry Girls and Dancing at Lughnasa, who takes on the character of Northern Irish playwright Ruth Davenport.

Jeremy Herrin will direct David Ireland's dark satirical play alongside costume designer Max Jones, lighting designer Oliver Fenwick, and sound designer Emma Laxton. Ulster American had its world debut in 2018 at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh, where the play received the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award and the Scotsman Fringe First Award.

Ulster American runs for a strictly limited eight-week period at Riverside Studios. Book Ulster American tickets on London Theatre.

Run time

90 minutes (no interval)

Start date

December 4th, 2023

End date

January 27th, 2024




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Audiences Say
Clever, Entertaining, Absorbing, Great acting, Funny

147 reviews on Show-Score

One of a kind, Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Absorbing
100 / 100
Refreshing, Slow, Intelligent, Great acting, Funny
80 / 100
Intelligent, Hilarious, Great acting, Delightful, Clever
97 / 100
Viki Robb-Leech
Great acting, Masterful, Funny, Clever, Ambitious
95 / 100
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Our Review

'Ulster American' review – Woody Harrelson, Andy Serkis and Louisa Harland fully inhabit this savage, anarchic satire

3 of 5
14 Dec 2023, 11:43
Read our three-star review of Ulster American, directed by Jeremy Herrin, now in performances at the Riverside Studios to 27 January.
Production note
Contains very strong language, graphic violence and references to sexual assault.

Ulster American cast and creative team

By: David Ireland
Director: Jeremy Herrin
Cast list: Woody Harrelson (as Jay Conway), Andy Serkis (as Leigh Carver), Louisa Harland (as Ruth Davenport)
Design: Max Jones
Costumes: Max Jones
Lighting: Oliver Fenwick
Sound: Emma Laxton
Other info: Fight direction by Renny Krupinski


101 Queen Caroline Street, London, Greater London, United Kingdom, W6 9BN


Location: Fringe/Off West End
Railway station: Kensington (Olympia)
Underground station: Hammersmith Bus numbers: (Hammersmith Bridge Road) 72
Car park: Hammersmith Town Hall Car Park

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Frequently asked questions

What is Ulster American about?

Don't miss Woody Harrelson and Andy Serkis in this new play following an Oscar-winning American actor, an English director and a Northern Irish playwright are about to begin rehearsals for a new play. But when it turns out that they’re not on the same page, the night threatens to spiral out of control.

Where is Ulster American playing?

Ulster American is playing at Riverside Studios. The theatre is located in 101 Queen Caroline Street, London, W6 9BN.

How long is Ulster American?

The running time of Ulster American is 90 minutes (no interval).

What's the age requirement for Ulster American?

The recommended age for Ulster American is 16+.

How do you book tickets for Ulster American?

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