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The English premiere of David Ireland's sharply written, heartfelt comedy

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Tue 1 Nov - Sat 26 Nov 2023, 3pm & 7.30pm

Runtime: 0h 50m

About Not Now

“You’re an Irish Daniel Radcliffe.” “I’m British!” “You’re a British Daniel Radcliffe. From Ireland.” The morning after his father’s funeral, an unsure and still grief-stricken Matthew prepares to fly to London to audition for the prestigious drama school, RADA. When his painter-decorator Uncle Ray interrupts his private rendition of Richard III’s opening monologue to offer some unwanted direction and dubious career advice, Matthew starts to doubt whether he should really be leaving Belfast in the first place. Or is Belfast where he truly belongs? Originally presented by A Play, A Pie and A Pint at Glasgow’s Òran Mór in May 2022 to critical acclaim, Not Now is a sharply written, heartfelt comedy about the past, identity and moving on – from the multi award-winning author of Cyprus Avenue. Playwright David Ireland returns to the Finborough Theatre following the Great Britain premiere of Yes So I Said Yes, and the English premiere of Everything Between Us. Director Max Elton returns to the Finborough Theatre following his “brutally effective” (The Stage) staging of Yes So I Said Yes, and his “excellent production” (The Guardian) of Israel Zangwill’s play The Melting Pot.