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The Dry House

31 Mar

6 May

The Dry House


To be announced

Kathy Kiera Clarke

Mairead McKinley

Carla Langley



Writer and Director

Eugene O’Hare


Niall McKeever

Lighting Design

Robbie Butler

Sound Design

Esther Kehinde Ajayi


Ginny Schiller


Methuen Drama

By Eugene O’Hare

A World Premiere

In the Irish border town of Newry, Chrissy promises her sister Claire that after one final drink she will go to The Dry House to get sober. Does she mean it this time?

Follow the sisters as they attempt to overcome the devastating impact of alcoholism on their family in this powerful and timely exploration of grief, family, addiction – and the immense and redemptive power of hope.

An all-female cast featuring Derry Girls’ fan-favourite Aunt Sarah, Kathy Kiera Clarke (The Pale Horse and Bloodlands, BBC; Tartuffe, National Theatre; Medea, Citizens Theatre), who plays the role of Claire. Award-winning stage and screen actress Mairead McKinley (Edge of Tomorrow, Village Roadshow Pictures; Molly’s Way, dffb and ARTE; Translations, National Theatre) takes on the role of Claire’s sister Chrissy. Critically-acclaimed actress Carla Langley (The Ferryman, West End and Broadway; Carnival Row, Amazon Prime Video; The Witness for the Prosecution, BBC) is Chrissy’s daughter Heather bring to life this powerful and emotionally searing new play about love, loss, and the potential for hope after years of self-destruction.

The writer, Eugene O’Hare is an Irish actor and dramatist. He has written for National Theatre Connections, the Abbey Theatre in Dublin and for BBC television and radio.

It heralds the arrival, in O’Hare, of a fearless new playwright with a singular voice.”

WhatsOnStage on The Weatherman, 2019

★★★★★ 'A very powerful experience'

London Theatre 1

★★★★★ 'Must-see'

Theatre Reviews Design

★★★★ 'Powerful, timely, and beautifully acted'

West End Best Friend

★★★★ 'Mairead McKinley, Kathy Kiera Clarke and Carla Langley breathe life into three, heartbreakingly damaged characters'
London Box Office

★★★★ 'The three cast members in The Dry House each give stunning performances'

All That Dazzles

'Gloriously cast'

'McKinley never loses touch with Chrissy's former vitality'

The Guardian

'Beautifully acted'

'One you won't forget'

The Times

Preview performance: 31 March-5 April, £20 tickets

Private press night performance : 6 April

Performance: 7 April - 6 May, £ 21.50, £29.50, £36.50

Tue-Sat Evening 19:30 / Wed & Sat Matinee 14:30

Access performance:

Relaxed performance: Wednesday 26th April, 2:30 pm

Captioned performance: Wednesday 3rd May, 7:30pm

Access seats are available to book online.

Wheelchair Accessible Spaces

For each performance there is one wheelchair accessible space located in K5 with the companion seat K4.Please note that this is not on an aisle, if you wish to transfer it would be best to book one of the access and companion tickets. You can book here.

Access and Companion Tickets

There are pre assigned access and companion seats located on the aisles on each side of the auditorium. These offer completely level access from the street. There is a gentle slope to the auditorium but no steps. You can book here.

Running time: 90 minutes - no interval

Recommended for ages 16+