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Fishamble brings Rank premiere to Tricycle

Published 18 September 2008

Irish new writing company Fishamble is to transfer its newest production, comic thriller Rank, to north London’s Tricycle theatre this autumn.

The tale of grifting and gambling in the Dublin suburbs runs at the Kilburn venue from 3-22 November (press night 5 November).

Starring Luke Griffin, Eamonn Hunt, Alan King, John Lynn and Bryan Murray, Rank is a tale of two taxi drivers facing the toughest choice of their lives. One wrong turn of the cards and there is no way back.

Set in the criminal underbelly of north Dublin, Rank, by playwright Robert Massey, receives its world premiere at the Helix later this month, as part of the Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival.

Murray is the most recognisable of the cast, having appeared as Trevor Jordache in Brookside, Harry Cassidy in Perfect Scoundrels and Shifty Boswell in Bread. He has also appeared in many productions for the Royal Shakespeare Company and National Theatre.

Both Hunt and King make Tricycle returns in Rank. Hunt previously appeared in The Kings Of Kilburn High Road, while King’s previous appearance came in Studs. Griffin’s London credits include The Lieutenant Of Inishmore at the Garrick theatre. Stand up comedian Lynn, who recently appeared at the Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, appeared in Massey’s play Deadline when it was staged at the Civic Theatre.

Rank is directed by Fishamble’s Artistic Director Jim Culleton, who directed Sebastian Barry’s The Pride Of Parnell Street when it was staged at the Tricycle theatre in 2007.

Rank is preceded at the Tricycle by the UK premiere of August Wilson’s Pittsburgh-set drama Radio Golf, which opens on 6 October.

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