The Nest | Cast announcement and PJ Harvey composing original score

We’re delighted to announce that Caoilfhionn Dunne and Laurence Kinlan will both make their Young Vic débuts in Conor McPherson’s new translation of Franz Xaver Kroetz’s The Nest this October at the YV Two-time Mercury Award Winning artist, PJ Harvey will be composing an original score with James Johnston accompanying her on the recording for Ian Rickson’s production.


Caoilfhionn Dunne and Laurence Kinlan

Caoilfhionn Dunne and Laurence Kinlan

Caoilfhionn Dunne
Theatre credits include:
Conor McPherson’s The Night Alive and Fathers and Sons (Donmar Warehouse); Wild (Hampstead); Forever Yours, Mary-Lou (Ustinov, Bath); Our Country’s Good, The Veil (National Theatre); King Lear, Christ Deliver Us!, The Last Days of a Reluctant Tyrant (Abbey); Pineapple, 10 Dates with Mad Mary (Calipo); Plasticine (Corcadorca); La Dispute (Peacock); Playboy of the Western World (Druid USA tour); The Sanctuary Lamp (b*spoke Theatre Company); Bent (Smock Alley); Macbeth (Siren Prods) and Caligula (Rough Magic Seeds III; nominated for Best Actress at the Dublin Fringe Festival Awards).
Film credits include: In View, Wrath of the Titans, Walls, Corduroy, Little White Lies, Get with the Programme and Posession.
Television credits include: Love/Hate III/IV/V, Vexed II and Radio Garda.

Laurence Kinlan
Theatre credits include: The Cripple of Inishmaan (Druid); The Playboy of the Western World, The Plough and the Stars (Abbey); Poor Beast in the Rain, The Threepenny Opera (Gate); Saved (Peacock) and The Night Alive (Gaiety Theatre).
Film credits include: Ned Kelly, Veronica Guerin, Intermission, Angela’s Ashes, Saltwater, Everlasting Piece, Last Days in Dublin, On The Nose, Breakfast on Pluto, The Guard and Soft Sand, Blue Sea.
Television credits include: Love/Hate and Charlie.

PJ Harvey photo credit Seamus Murphy (IMG_1149 high res).jpg

Photo by Seamus Murphy

PJ Harvey has released nine critically acclaimed albums, been nominated for six Grammy Awards, and is the only artist to have been awarded the UK’s prestigious Mercury Prize twice (for the albums Stories from the City, Stories From The Sea and Let England Shake). The Hope Six Demolition Project, released this April, reached #1 in the UK Album Charts. Her previous collaborations with director Ian Rickson include original scores for Hedda Gabler (American Airlines Theatre), Ophelia for Hamlet (Young Vic) and the 2014 production of Electra (Old Vic). Harvey has contributed original music to soundtracks including for Mark Cousins’ What’s This Film Called Love?, Tim Robbins’ The Cradle Will Rock, Julian Schnabel’s Basquiat and the BBC2 television series Peaky Blinders. PJ Harvey’s first collection of poetry titled The Hollow of the Hand, in collaboration with photographer Seamus Murphy, was published by Bloomsbury in October 2015.

The Nest by Franz Xaver Kroetz, in a new translation by Conor McPherson, is directed by Ian Rickson and runs 28 October – 26 November in the Young Vic’s Maria. 
Find out more and book your tickets today.

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