Auckland Arts Festival 2019 presents

Ulster American

By David Ireland

20 MAR - 24 MAR 2019 — Theatre



Auckland Arts Festival


85 minutes


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

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 for 2018.

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 spills over into something much more dangerous.

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.

★★★★★ “Riotous… [a] brilliantly brutal satire.”The Guardian
★★★★★ “Brilliantly feisty… outrageous and uproarious.”  The Times
Explodes on to the stage… a theatrical hurricane.” The Scotsman


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By David Ireland
Directed by Gareth Nicholls
Traverse Theatre Company

Ulster American

Ulster American