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Brendan Coyle in St Nicholas (Photo: Helen Maybanks)

Brendan Coyle to star in one-man show at Donmar Warehouse

Robin Johnson

By Robin Johnson Published July 25, 2018

Brendan Coyle will perform St Nicholas, a chilling one-man show, at the Donmar Warehouse this autumn.

The production reunites Lark Rise To Candleford and Downton Abbey star Coyle with playwright Conor McPherson, in the duo’s first collaboration since The Weir, for which both received Olivier Awards. Simon Evans (Killer Joe, West End) directs.

St Nicholas is a storytelling monologue play which tells the tale of a cynical theatre critic who – while pursuing a dancer he falls in love with – meets a group of modern-day vampires. As his reality unravels, the critic is offered a deadly bargain.

The performances will take place at the Donmar Warehouse’s intimate studio space at 3 Dryden Street from Monday 10 September – Friday 5 October 2018, before the show transfers to Ireland as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival.

Tickets for London performances will be allocated via a ballot, which is open for entries by signing up to the Donmar Warehouse’s Newsletter or KLAXON email lists on the venue’s website.

Coyle’s numerous West End credits include Mojo (Harold Pinter Theatre), Buried Child, Battle Royal (National Theatre), and The Changing Room (Duke of York’s Theatre), while his television appearances have seen him earn Emmy, BAFTA and IFTA nominations. McPherson, meanwhile, recently penned Olivier-nominated Girl From The North Country (The Old Vic and Noël Coward Theatre).

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