Derry Girls fans (so, everyone…) will want to be sure they don’t miss out on one of the newest pieces of theatre hitting London’s stages. That’s because the actress behind the fan-favourite character, Aunt Sarah, will be treading the boards as she takes on a role in an all new play. Kathy Kiera Clarke will play the role of Claire in Eugene O’Hare’s new work ‘The Dry House‘.
The play will make its world premiere at the Marylebone Theatre on March 31. It will then run through to May 6, giving fans just over a month to catch the performance. Starring in the all-female cast alongside Kathy Kiera Clarke are the award-winning Mairead McKinley in the role of Chrissy, and Carla Langley as Claire’s daughter, Heather. But don’t go in expecting any sort of reprisal of the iconic Aunt Sarah role, nor to hear any of her famous Derry Girls lines like “you can’t move for lesbians. It’s wall-to-wall lesbians out there.”
The play is described as following by the team:
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.
‘The Dry House’ is a darkly comic work, one that struggles with love, loss, and hope as it tells the story of a chance at redemption. Eugene O’Hare has previously debuted two plays, Sydney & the Old Girl and The Weatherman, as well as writing for the BBC and National Theatre Connections.
The Dry House will run at the Marylebone Theatre from March 31-May 6. Grab your tickets here.
Find The Marylebone Theatre at 35 Park Road, NW1 6XT. Nearest stations are Baker Street and Marylebone.