The Almeida Theatre announces the full cast for Carrie Cracknell’s production of Marina Carr’s Portia Coughlan.
Joining the previously announced Alison Oliver are Kathy Kiera Clarke, Sorcha Cusack, Charlie Kelly, Conor MacNeill, Sadhbh Malin, Fergal McElherron, Mairead McKinley, Mark O’Halloran, Chris Walley and Archee Aitch Wylie.
Carrie Cracknell directs Marina Carr’s Portia Coughlan, a heart-wrenching modern Irish classic about destructive families and obsession. The production opens on Tuesday 17 October, with previews from Tuesday 10 October, and runs until Saturday 18 November.
There’s a wolf tooth growin in me heart and it’s turnin me from everywan and everthin I am.
A young woman unravelling.
A twin reappearing.
A family torn asunder by the living and the dead.
Today is Portia’s birthday. But it’s not a day for family and celebrations. Because Portia is making terrible choices, lurching between past and present, and wondering if the hand of fate has already set her course.
Tormented by her dead twin Gabriel, who disappeared into the depths of the Belmont River 15 years ago, she wreaks havoc on all she loves in a desperate bid to save herself.