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Ardal O’Hanlon (photo: Ken McKay/Rex Features)
Ardal O'Hanlon (photo: Ken McKay/Rex Features)

Comic stars at Southwark Port

Published January 6, 2012

Stand-up comedian and former Father Ted star Ardal O’Hanlon will lead the cast of a new production of Port Authority, which opens at the Southwark Playhouse later this month.

The Irish actor, who also took the lead role in TV sitcom My Hero between 2000 and 2006, plays a man beginning a job for which he is not qualified in playwright Conor McPherson’s vision of life in contemporary Dublin, which runs from 24 January to 18 February.

O’Hanlon, who starred in God Of Carnage at the Gate theatre, Dublin in 2011, is joined in the cast by Andrew Nolan, who plays a young boy leaving home for the first time, and John Rogan, as a pensioner who receives a mysterious package, in McPherson’s piece which interweaves stories about love, the consequences of big dreams and the significance of the tiniest choices.

Port Authority runs in The Vault at the Southwark Playhouse following the current run of family piece Howl’s Moving Castle, which closes on 7 January.

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