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Ruth Negga as Portia Coughlan emerges from the water, fully dressed. Photo by Sebastian Nevols. Concept by Emilie Chen.

Portia Coughlan

By Marina Carr
Directed by Caroline Byrne

Monday - Saturday: 7.30pm

Wednesday & Saturday Matinees: 2.30pm

£10, £20, £32, £43

Previews: (16-21 Sep) £10, £15, £20, £25

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Academy Award-nominee Ruth Negga makes her Young Vic debut as Portia Coughlan in Marina Carr’s haunting play, directed by Caroline Byrne

There's a wolf tooth growin in me heart and it's turnin me from everywan and everythin I am.

It's Portia Coughlan’s thirtieth birthday. It is also the fifteenth anniversary of the death of her twin brother, Gabriel. Can she untether her soul from her dead twin and live in the real world, or will she surrender to her grief and reunite with her brother? On this fateful day can Portia Coughlan change her story? Or was it ever her story to begin with?

Portia Coughlan is a profound and disturbing story about love and kinship, examining how the history of the family is the history of a nation.

Photo by Sebastian Nevols. Concept by Emilie Chen.

Writer Marina Carr

Director Caroline Byrne

Designer Chiara Stevenson

Composer Erland Cooper

Lighting Designer Paul Keogan

Casting Director Lotte Hines CDG

Audio described performance 13 Oct, 7.30pm

Captioned performance 22 Oct, 7.30pm

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