Danny and the Deep Blue Sea set to make waves at Old Red Lion Theatre

John Patrick Shanley’s acclaimed urban romance, Danny and the Deep Blue Sea comes to London’s Old Red Lion Theatre after an acclaimed run at Theatre N16 in 2016.

Gareth O’Connor returns in the titular role of Danny and is joined by Megan Lloyd-Jones reprising the role of Roberta.

Directed by deputy artistic director of Theatre N16, Courtney Larkin, the production opens at the Old Red Lion Theatre this Tuesday and runs until June 24.

On bringing the production back to London O’Connor said: “This play is a perfect storm: a dream for an actor to play and a delight for an audience to watch.

“Connecting with a great character written by an Irish New-Yorker feels pretty special so I’m bringing it to a larger audience to show London theatre goers just how great it is”.

Deep Blue Sea follows two castaways, Danny and Roberta, as they fight their way towards each other in a sea of hardship, clinging violently to a chance at the happiness afforded to most but denied to them.

Set against the backdrop of a rundown bar in the Bronx, John Patrick Shanley’s play is an explosive and deeply affecting study of alienation and the redemptive power of love.

Gareth O’Connor is reprising the role of Danny. Other theatre credits include Once (Phoenix Theatre). Television credits include The Interceptor, The Intern, The Clinic, Fair City and Marú.

Megan Lloyd-Jones is reprising the role of Roberta. Recently graduating East 15 her theatre credits include Fear and Misery of the Third Reich (Tristan Bates Theatre).

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