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The Old Red Lion Theatre Presents

A rehearsed reading of


By Mark Weinman

"I saw whales from my room last week. Mother and her calf. And the Dad...he wasn't trying to eat them...he was just getting to know them. More than he already did. Isn't that what a relationship is? There's no end product. You can always grow it more. By knowing more."

James has been told that if he just disappears for a bit, eventually things will calm down.

Two weeks onshore, two weeks offshore. James exists between two very different spaces and Dyl is not with him in either of them.

What does it actually mean to become a Man? And can that man shoulder life's responsibilities?

A play about isolation, the righting of wrongs and Parenthood.

Dyl is an intelligent, surprising and heartfelt play, as funny as it is moving. Mark explores not only what it means to be a man in the contemporary sense, but also what it means to have real responsibility and how someone faces up to these. It is one of the best plays about family, in particular fatherhood, that I have read in recent times and I hope it makes you both laugh and cry as it did me.”

Clive Judd- ORL Literary Manager

Mark Weinman studied Drama at University of Manchester.

Dyl is Mark’s first full length play.

As an Actor, theatre includes: So Here We Are (Royal Exchange/Hightide); Captain Amazing (Soho/Live/UK Tour); For The End of Time (Live Theatre); Prime Time (Royal Court); Sergeant Musgraves Dance (Royal Court); The Hairy Ape (Southwark Playhouse); FastBurn (KneeHigh); Herons (Stephen Joseph); Some Scary Stories (Royal Exchange); Barrow Hill (Finborough Theatre); Step 9 (of 12) - Nominated for Best Male Actor OffWestEnd; Edmond (Theatre Royal Haymarket); Emperor Jones (National Theatre); Eating Ice Cream on Gaza Beach (Soho/NYT); Still Killing Time (Soho/NYT); Touched (North Wall); Amphibians (Bridewell); Europe (Contact Theatre); Prophesy (Baz); Selling Clive (Lost Theatre); Sandy123 (RoundHouse); Nettles (Contact Theatre); Mojo (The Underground); Pale Horse (John Thaw).

TV/Film includes: The People Next Door (Ch4); The GameChangers (BBC2); Humans (Channel4/AMC); Episodes(BBC2/ShowTime); Burning (Tantrum Films); Derren Brown: Guilt Trip (Channel4).

Thursday September 29th at 7.30pm

TICKETS: £6.00

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