Brendan Coyle and Conor McPherson reunite for new Donmar Warehouse production of St Nicholas
Brendan Coyle will star in a new production of Conor McPherson’s play St Nicholas at the Donmar Warehouse.
Running at the theatre’s intimate Dryden Street studio space from September 10-October 5, and October 9-14, it will be the first time Coyle and McPherson have collaborated since The Weir in 1999, for which they both won Olivier Awards.
Simon Evans will direct the show, a monologue about a jaded theatre critic who falls for a beautiful young actress. In his pursuit of her, he meets a group of vampires, who offer him eternal life in return for feeding their bloodlust.
Coyle, perhaps best known now for his role as John Bates in Downton Abbey, a part written specially for him by Julian Fellowes, also starred in Jez Butterworth’s Mojo at the Harold Pinter Theatre alongside Colin Morgan, Ben Whishaw, Rupert Grint and Daniel Mays.
Tickets will be allocated via ballot, which is open for entries now at donmarwarehouse.com