Successful trio reunite to bring brand new play to Old Red Lion

Old Red Lion will host the world première production of Mark Weinman’s new comedy play entitled Dyl.

Artistic Director of the Old Red Lion Clive Judd directs Scott Arthur in the role of James and Laurie Jamieson in the role Ryan which sees the three of them reunite following a successful collaboration on Little Malcolm and His Struggles Against The Eunuchs; they are joined by Joyce Greenaway (Wendy) and Rose Wardlaw (Steph).

James is 400 miles from home. A new career as a rigger – two weeks onshore, two weeks offshore. James exists between two very different spaces; and his daughter Dyl is with him in neither of them. Instead he has Ryan, his live-in landlord – sarcastic, free-spirited and liable to say what he thinks before he thinks what he says. As James focuses on finding the answers from within himself, he risks losing the very relationships that can keep him on track.

The play, which is about isolation, the righting of wrongs and shouldering life’s responsibilities, heralds Mark Weinman’s playwrighting debut. As an actor his theatre credits include So Here We Are and Mr Noodles (Royal Exchange), Captain Amazing (Soho Theatre/Live/UK tour), Prime Time, The Bash (Royal Court Theatre), Still Killing Time and Eating Ice Cream On Gaza Beach (Soho Theatre).

Scott Arthur plays James. His recent theatre work includes Romeo and Juliet (Sheffield Crucible), Not the Worst Place (Paines Plough), Little Malcolm and His Struggle Against the Eunuch’s (Southwark Playhouse), How to Find Love in Three Easy Dreams, Vultures (Pentabus Theatre) and The History Boys (Mercury Theatre Colchester). His television credits include Six Wives with Lucy Worsley, Victoria, Da Vinci’s Demons, Being Human; and for film Bridgend and The Somnambulists.

Laurie Jamieson plays Ryan. His theatre credits include Little Malcolm and His Struggle Against the Eunuchs (Southwark Playhouse), Operation Black Antler (Blast Theory/Hydrocracker), Treasure Island, Mercury Fur, Weekend Rockstars (Middle Child –  in association with Hull Truck) and Hollow (Bikeshed Theatre).

Clive Judd is the Artistic Director of the Old Red Lion Theatre, where his directing credits include Sparks. His other credits include This Will End Badly (Southwark Playhouse, Edinburgh Fringe), Little Malcolm and His Struggle Against the Eunuchs (Southwark Playhouse), Rendezvous and Captain Amazing (Live Theatre), Vultures and The Pit (Pentabus), Romeo and Juliet (Watermill Theatre) and Why I Don’t Like The Sea (Arcola/Lost Theatre).

 Dyl opens on 12 May and runs until 3 June.


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