The two-time Olivier Award winner plays a Belfast tiler dreaming of better things in Shoot the Crow, which opens Oct. 11.
He first played the part back in 2003, when Owen McCafferty’s play was seen at the Manchester Royal Exchange Studio. This time round, his fellow workers — all contemplating the same petty crime — are played by James Nesbitt, Jim Norton and Packy Lee. The play premiered in Galway in 1997.
James Nesbitt is a familiar face on British TV and cinema screens. He starred in the movies “Waking Ned” and “Bloody Sunday” as well as the television series “Cold Feet” and “Murphy’s Law.” Onstage, his work includes Darwin’s Flood and Translations. Norton is a theatre regular, nominated for an Olivier for The Weir.
Robert Delamere directs, with designs by Simon Higlett. Sonia Friedman produces. Lighting is by Chris Davey. McCafferty’s other plays include Closing Time and a reworking of Days of Wine and Roses (seen at the Donmar Warehouse earlier in 2005).
The show is playing at Trafalgar Studios. For more information, call (0)870 060 6632.