Ulster American

Presented by Joh Hartog Productions


Ulster American is a provocative and hilarious play that is sure to leave you on the edge of your seat! Written by David Ireland and directed by Joh Hartog, this award-winning play delves deep into the complexities of identity politics, nationalism, and the limits of free speech.

The play follows and ambitious Hollywood actor (Brendan Cooney), a brash Northern Irish playwright (Cheryl Douglas), and a well-meaning British director (Scott Nell) who find themselves embroiled in a scandal that threatens to destroy their careers. As tensions rise and allegiances shift, Ulster American offers a thought-provoking examination of power, privilege, and the dark side of the entertainment industry.

Featuring a talented cast of actors and sharp, witty dialogue, Ulster American is a must-see for anyone interested in contemporary theatre. Don’t miss your chance to experience this bold and daring production that has taken the theatre world by storm!

This play couldn’t be more Irish if it tried. It is as Irish as a f***ing potato famine!


Brendan Cooney as Jay Conway

Cheryl Douglas as Ruth Davenport

Scott Nell as Leigh Carver


Joh Hartog, Director

Tammy Boden, Designer

Stephen Dean, light and sound

Dion Cavallaro, graphic designer

Garland Productions Ltd

Gordon Russell, Sponsor

Ulster American


Genre: Theatre

Season: 2023

Dates: 10 May - 20 May

Duration: 1hr 30min

Times: 8:00pm


Preview: $25
General Admission: $35
Concession: $30
Group (6+): $30

Venue: The Arch

32-34 Holden Street, Hindmarsh SA 5007


HST are making every effort to make our performances accessible to all patrons. Accessible seating is available in The Arch. Please note there is no accessible toilet at this time of the year.


HST is incredibly excited to present a safe and secure experience at the theatre. To ensure public safety we encourage social distancing and good hygiene practices. As and when restrictions are implemented by SA Health we will follow those guidelines. Only attend the event if you are feeling well, and If you have any COVID-19 symptoms please ensure you appropriate measures until you recover.

If you are unable to attend your event please call 8225 8888 or email manager@holdenstreettheatres.com to discuss your ticketing options.