An actor, director and playwright clash with explosive results in this outrageous, gasp-inducing black comedy – winner of the coveted Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Fringe Award.

Download the programme for Ulster American here

The Oscar-winning actor determined to connect with his Irish roots. The up-and-coming British director who dreams of success. And the Northern Irish playwright desperate for her voice to be heard.

Brought together for the staging of a West End play, each of these artists has ambitious thoughts and explosive opinions – and when a line is crossed, their conversation quickly turns into something much more dangerous.

Winner of the coveted Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award in 2018, David Ireland’s sensational new play is a no-holds-barred satire of art as a political flashpoint, in a climate heavy with abuses of power and consent, and the silencing of female voices.

Sold out in Edinburgh and on its way to New York, the show’s razor-sharp dialogue and viciously funny performances have turned genuinely shocking material into an uproarious smash hit. Ulster American is outrageous, confrontational, and gasp-inducing. See it and debate it now.



"Brilliantly feisty… outrageous and uproarious.” — The Times

“Explodes on to the stage… a theatrical hurricane.” — The Scotsman

Recommended for ages 18+
Contains strong language, graphic violence, sexual references, rape and sexual assault references

Watch the trailer here

Read an interview with Lucianne McEvoy on Villainesse here 

Hear from the opening night audience here

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Writer David Ireland
Director Gareth Nicholls
Performers Darrell D'Silva, Robert Jack and Lucianne McEvoy
Designer Becky Minto
Lighting Designer Kate Bonney
Composer/Sound Designer MJ McCarthy
Assistant Director Kolbrún Björt Sigfúóttir
Fight Director Emma Claire Brightlyn 

Images: Sid Scott


Supported by

Creative Scotland and the City of Edinburgh Council
With additional support from the JMK Trust and British Council New Zealand
Assisted by the Made In Scotland Onward Touring Fund

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