• Ulster American

    Produced by Traverse Theatre Company

    24 - 28 April


    £17.00- £24.50

  • Dates & Times

    24 - 28 April

    Wed - Sat: 7.45pm
    Sat & Sun matinee: 2.30pm

  • Prices

    Off-peak (Wed & matinees): £17
    Peak (Thurs - Sat evening): £24.50
    Concessions*: £12

    *Students, unemployed people and under 20s any off peak performances. Over 65s any matinee.

  • Directed by

    Directed by Gareth Nicholls

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Winner of the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award as well as a Scotsman Fringe First, the most talked-about show of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 is here for one week only, fresh from a smash-hit, sold out festival run.

Jay (Darrell D’Silva) is the American Oscar-winning actor taking the lead in a new play that connects with his Irish roots. Leigh (Robert Jack) is the English director who will do anything to get noticed. And Ruth (Lucianne McEvoy) is the Northern Irish playwright whose voice must be heard.

The stage is set for great success but when the three meet to discuss the play’s challenges and provocations a line is crossed, and the heated discussion quickly escalates to a violent climax.

Exploring abuses of power, the confusion of cultural identity and the silencing of the female voice, Ulster American is confrontational and brutally funny – not for the faint of heart, and not to be missed.

Written by former Lyric Writer-In-Residence David Ireland, whose recent play Cyprus Avenue won the James Tait Black Award 2017 and Best Play at the Irish Times Theatre Awards 2017, and directed by Traverse Interim Artistic Director Gareth Nicholls.

Join us for a free post-show Q&A on Wednesday 24th with the playwright David Ireland, hosted by Lyric Artist-In-Residence Erica Murray. This is a free event but booking is required.  

Book here. 


18+: Contains very strong language, graphic violence and references to sexual assault.
Duration: 1hr 30mins with no interval.

Supported by Creative Scotland and the City of Edinburgh Council.  With additional support from The JMK Trust. Tour assisted by the Made in Scotland Onward Touring Fund.

Photo credits:  Sid Scott www.seeimaginedefine.com

David Ireland - Writer

Gareth Nicholls - Director

Becky Minto - Designer

Kate Bonney - Lighting Designer

Michael John McCarthy - Composer & Sound Designer

EmmaClaire Brightlyn - Fight Director

Book now for our post-show Q&A with David Ireland and Erica Murray.

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