New York City. 1922. Yank has spent his life shovelling coal on an ocean liner. Brutish, powerful and commanding, he knows where he belongs: in the stokehold. But when the daughter of a wealthy industrialist decides to slum it and see life below deck, Yank’s universe changes forever. Unable to forget the way she looked at him, Yank hits the booming streets of New York to seek revenge.
With unflinching theatrical force and explosive lyricism, Eugene O’Neill explores the tragedy of a forgotten voice and the perennial human need to belong.
In its first major London revival in 25 years, ‘The Hairy Ape’ offers a startlingly relevant story in an atmospheric and muscular new production, directed by Kate Budgen.
Cartwright Productions and Creature of London, in association with Southwark Playhouse present
THE HAIRY APE
by Eugene O’Neill
Directed by Kate Budgen
Designed by Jean Chan
Lighting Design by Richard Howell
Sound Design by Tom Gibbons
Movement Direction by Lucy Cullingford
16 May – 9 June 2012
7.45pm (3.15pm Sat Mat)
Shipwright Yard, Corner of Bermondsey St. & Tooley St. London, SE1 2TF
020 7407 0234
£10 / £14 / £18