The Hairy Ape by Eugene O'Neill at Southwark Playhouse
The Hairy Ape by Eugene O’Neill, at the Southwark Playhouse Main House, from 16 May to 9 June 2012.
Directed by Kate Budgen, cast includes Stephen Bisland, Emma King, Gary Lilburn, Patrick Myles, James McGregor, Mitchell Mullen, Lizzie Roper, Bill Ward, Mark Weinman .
The Hairy Ape takes place in New York City, 1922. Yank has spent his life shovelling coal on an ocean liner. Brutish, powerful and commanding, he knows where he belongs: in the stokehold. But when the daughter of a wealthy industrialist decides to slum it and see life below deck, Yank's universe changes forever. Unable to forget the way she looked at him, Yank hits the booming streets of New York to seek revenge.
It is designed by Jean Chan, lighting by Richard Howell, sound by Tom Gibbons. Produced by Cartwright Productions and Creature of London in association with Southwark Playhouse