First look rehearsal images are released for the world premiere of actor and playwright Eugene O’Hare’s The Dry House at Marylebone Theatre.
The ensemble cast includes Derry Girls’ fan-favourite Aunt Sarah, Kathy Kiera Clarke (The Pale Horse and Bloodlands, BBC; Tartuffe, National Theatre; Medea, Citizens Theatre), who plays the role of Claire.
Award-winning stage and screen actress Mairead McKinley (Edge of Tomorrow, Village Roadshow Pictures; Molly’s Way, dffb and ARTE; Translations, National Theatre) takes on the role of Claire’s sister Chrissy. Critically-acclaimed actress Carla Langley (The Ferryman, West End and Broadway; Carnival Row, Amazon Prime Video; The Witness for the Prosecution, BBC) is Chrissy’s daughter Heather. Opening at Marylebone Theatre, London’s newest cross-arts venue, The Dry House is a darkly comic redemptive play about love, loss and the possibility of hope after years of self-destruction.
The Dry House follows sisters Chrissy and Claire as they attempt to overcome the devastating impact of alcoholism on their family. In County Down, Ireland, Chrissy promises Claire that after one final drink she will go to the Dry House to get sober, but Claire doubts she means it this time. Family and booze combine in this powerful and timely exploration of grief, family, addiction – and the immense and redemptive power of hope.