Ulster American Tickets
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Ulster American Tickets

See Woody Harrelson, Andy Serkis and Louisa Harland in this pitch-black comedy.
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Ulster American Tickets

About Ulster American

Don’t miss Woody Harrelson, Andy Serkis, and Louisa Harland star in the award-winning play Ulster American at Riverside Studios. Book your tickets for Ulster American on TodayTix now.

An Oscar-winning American actor, an English director, and a Northern Irish playwright are starting rehearsals for a play that could change their lives. But as they begin to realise they’re not all on the same page, things start to spiral out of control. This pitch-black comedy dives into ambition, identity, and the challenges faced by women in the entertainment industry.

Jeremy Herrin will direct David Ireland’s brutally funny play, with costume design by Max Jones, lighting design by Oliver Fenwick, and sound design by Emma Laxton.

Ireland’s critically acclaimed play received its world premiere in 2018 at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh. The Guardian raves that “Ireland brilliantly captures the bewilderment of a generation that knows the rules of social engagement have changed”. Ulster American also received the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award and the Scotsman Fringe First Award.

See the strictly limited eight-week run of Ulster American at Riverside Studios and book tickets on TodayTix.

Run time

90 minutes (no interval)

Start date

4th December, 2023

End date

27th January, 2024




Production note
Contains very strong language, graphic violence and references to sexual assault.
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147 Reviews



22 Reviews | 0 Followers
One of a kind, Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy controversial comedy from an award winning cast!

Don’t see it if You can't sit through the full thing. There is not an interval.



62 Reviews | 1 Followers
Refreshing, Slow, Intelligent, Great acting, Funny

See it if you're here for discussions of nationality, Ireland, gender, racism and identity on a backdrop of theatre creatives going absolutely mental

Don’t see it if you think paying over £30 for a 90 minute play is ridiculous (I was lucky with presale)



16 Reviews | 0 Followers
Intelligent, Hilarious, Great acting, Delightful, Clever

See it if You love Woody Harrelson!!! Amazing acting from all three but he just steals the show!!! So good to watch, show was so clever and so good!

Don’t see it if You’re part of the woke brigade and get offended by things that are said in jest!

Viki Robb-Leech

Viki Robb-Leech

39 Reviews | 2 Followers
Great acting, Masterful, Funny, Clever, Ambitious

See it if You love dark humour

Don’t see it if You get easily offended!!

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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


Riverside Studios

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

More information about Ulster American

Emmy Award-winner Woody Harrelson (True Detective, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) returns to the London stage for the first time in almost two decades to play Oscar-winning American actor Jay Conway. Harrelson earned three Academy Award nominations, including Best Supporting Actor in 2018 for his performance in Martin McDonaugh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Other well-known credits include The Hunger Games, Now You See Me, and Zombieland.

BAFTA and Emmy award-winner Andy Serkis, who garnered critical acclaim for his role as Gollum in Lord of the Rings, stars alongside him as English director Leigh Carver. Louisa Harland (Derry Girls, Dancing at Lughnasa) completes the cast as Northern Irish playwright Ruth Davenport.

What to watch for

  • Andy Serkis is often considered a motion-capture pioneer in the film industry. He's known for his groundbreaking performances as Gollum in The Lord of the Rings and Caesar in the Planet of the Apes series, utilising motion-capture technology to bring these characters to life.
  • In addition to his acting career, Woody Harrelson is a musician. He has played the bongos, and he even wrote and performed a rap song for a sketch on Saturday Night Live.
  • David Ireland has received critical acclaim for his writing. He won the prestigious James Tait Black Prize for Drama in 2014 for his play "Cyprus Avenue." This award is one of the UK's oldest and most respected theatre awards.

Frequently asked questions

What is Ulster American about?

See Woody Harrelson and Andy Serkis in this new play. An Oscar-winning American actor, an English director and a Northern Irish playwright are about to begin rehearsals for a new play — one that could transform each of their careers. But when it turns out that they’re not on the same page, the night threatens to spiral out of control.

Which theatre is Ulster American at?

Ulster American is at London's Riverside Studios, which is located at 101 Queen Caroline Street, London, W6 9BN.

What is the running time of Ulster American?

Ulster American runs for 90 minutes (no interval)

What is the age recommendation for Ulster American?


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