BA (Hons) American Theatre Arts in collaboration with the School of Design, Management & Technical Arts presents:

The Hairy Ape by Eugene O’Neill

Director Steven Dykes
Designer Hanseo Kim
Lighting Designer Matthew Kitchen
Sound Designer Rachel Goldberg

The Hairy Ape is the story of Yank, proud to be the strongest stoker on a transatlantic ocean liner. But when humiliated by a privileged heiress, Yank is forced to confront primal questions about his true place in the world. Eugene O’Neill’s expressionist masterpiece is a musical odyssey through the nightmarish landscape of 1920s New York.

Wednesday 14 March – 7.30pm  – sold out
Thursday 15 March – 2.30pm
Thursday 15 March – 7.30pm – sold out
Friday 16 March – 2.30pm
Friday 16 March – 7.30pm – sold out

at The Barn Theatre, Rose Bruford College.

Admission price: £7 (concessions: £5)

Running time 90 minutes. No interval.

​Please be advised that latecomers will not be permitted to enter the theatre once the show begins and there will be no re-admittance during the performance.



Long Keenan Chiasson
Adams  Jeremy Cobb
Dutch  James D Fawcett 
Paddy  Benjamin Hardy-Phillips
Davies  Sam Izaacs
Helen  Margaux Karayianni
Mildred  Sally Mason 
Union Leader  Bryony Myers  
Smitty  Luke Palmer
Silva  Jason Patel 
Yank  Jordan Pearson


Production Team

Production Manager  Tyler Gregory
Production Supervisor  Ollie Brennan
Stage Manager  Liam Shelley 
Deputy Stage Manager  Charlie Lyttle
Assistant Stage Manager  Lucy Fawthrop
Production LX  Simon Chorley
Lighting Programmer  Jana Jansen
Sound Operator  Chris Walker


Recommended age 14+
Adult themes

The Hairy Ape Company would like to thank the following for their contribution to the production: Nesba Crenshaw, Madeley Crenshaw-Dykes, Jake Paige, Natalya Fineron, Zoe Scaddan, Thomas Page-Badger, RBC Estates, White Light and Bartlett Mitchell.