503Studio Masterclass: Making It Up As I Go Along, David Ireland
A question and answer session with David Ireland, the award-winning playwright and actor, known for his savage humour and provocative satire. David will be in conversation with Steve Harper, discussing his wide-ranging career, from Cyprus Avenue to Derry Girls.
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Time: 7pm – 9.30pm
Running time of workshop: 2.5 hours – delivered online. Maximum class sizes are 14.
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David Ireland is a playwright and actor from Belfast.
He won the Stewart Parker Award and the Meyer Whitworth Award in 2012 for Everything Between Us and was shortlisted for the Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright 2016 for Cyprus Avenue. Cyprus Avenue also won the Irish Times Award for Best New Play and the James Tait Black Award in 2017. In 2018, Ulster American won a Scotsman Fringe First and the Critics Award for Theatre in Scotland for Best New Play. His other plays include Not Now, Sadie, Yes So I Said Yes, The End of Hope and Can’t Forget About You.
He is currently working on new plays for Sonia Friedman Productions, the Almeida, the National Theatre of Scotland and Paines Plough.
He has written several radio plays and, for television, two episodes of The Young Offenders (RTE/BBC/Netflix). His TV series, The Lovers, will be broadcast in spring 2023 on Sky Atlantic and AMC.
As an actor he is best known for playing Clare’s Dad in Derry Girls. He has also appeared in Still Game, Shetland, Taggart and Scots Squad.
He lives in Glasgow with his wife Jennifer and two children Ada and Elijah.
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