DYL marks both the playwriting debut of actor Mark Weinman and the inaugural production for Clive Judd, the Old Red Lion’s new artistic director. Have a look at photos from the production, which continues its limited season until 3 June 2017 only.
Do you have to hold your breath? … Can you do that?
Yeah. Anyone can.
Not me. Can’t be doing without breath. I’d hate to drown. I’m a big fan of air…
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.
A sad comedy, about isolation, the righting of wrongs and shouldering life’s responsibilities.
The cast of DYL are: Scott Arthur, Laurie Jamieson, Joyce Greenaway and Rose Wardlow. The production is designed by Jemima Robinson, with lighting by Will Monks and sound by Giles Thomas.
Commenting on the run, Clive Judd said:
“I am delighted to launch my first full season as Artistic Director at the Old Red Lion with the world premiere of this brilliantly funny and moving first play by Mark Weinman. This project marks a new phase of our working relationship following our collaboration as director and actor on Captain Amazing in 2013.”