07 July 2017

Lisa Dwyer Hogg to Play Emma in People, Places & Things

Headlong, The National Theatre, HOME and Exeter Northcott present

People, Places & Things

By Duncan Macmillan
Directed by Jeremy Herrin
with Holly Race Roughan

Jeremy Herrin will direct Lisa Dwyer Hogg as Emma in the much anticipated UK revival of Duncan Macmillan’s highly acclaimed People Places & Things.

Following a critically-acclaimed, sold-out season at the National Theatre and in London’s West End, People, Places & Things will embark on a major UK tour this autumn for Headlong in a co-production with the National Theatre, HOME and Exeter Northcott Theatre.

Irish born Lisa Dwyer Hogg will play Emma, an actress whose life has spun recklessly out of control because of her addictions to drink and drugs. Full casting to be announced shortly.

Duncan Macmillan’s intoxicating play People, Places & Things became the must-see show in London’s West End last year for its vivid portrayal of one woman’s entanglement in addiction, treatment and self-awareness.

It will open at Home, Manchester, (22 Sept – 7 Oct) before travelling to Oxford Playhouse (11 – 14 October), Bath Theatre Royal (17 – 21 October), Bristol Old Vic (24 – 28 October), Exeter Northcott Theatre (31 October – 4 November), Nuffield Theatre, Southampton (7 – 11 November), Liverpool Playhouse (14 – 18 November) and Cambridge (21 – 25 November).

Emma was having the time of her life. Now she’s in rehab. Her first step is to admit that she has a problem. But the problem isn’t with Emma, it’s with everything else. She needs to tell the truth. But she’s smart enough to know that there’s no such thing.

When intoxication feels like the only way to survive the modern world, how can she ever sober up?

Lisa Dwyer Hogg’s stage credits include St Joan (Lyric Belfast), Signatories (Verdant Theatre, Kilmainham Gaol & Irish Tour), After Miss Julie, Blackbird, Scarborough (Prime Cut Theatre Company); Liola (National Theatre); Heartbreak House, Tales of Ballycumber (Abbey Theatre, Dublin); The Importance of Being Earnest, The Mariner (Gate Theatre, Dublin); Dunsinane (RSC / Hampstead) Dallas Sweetman (Paines Plough); Begin Again (Old Vic / 24 Hour Plays); Much Ado About Nothing (Stafford); Loyal Women (Royal Court); Pete and Me (New End, Hampstead); Many Loves (Sandis / Lilian Baylis).

Her screen credits include The Fall in which she played Marion Kay, the sister of serial killer Paul Spector’s
first victim. Other credits include BBC’s Waking the Dead, The Royal, Acceptable Risk (RTE), Across the Universe
(Revolution), Almost Adult (Parallax Films), A Year of Greater Love, Best: His Mother’s Son, Casualty (BBC); The Royal
(Yorkshire TV); Trial and Retribution, Commander (La Plante Productions); The Bill, Fallen (Thames TV); and Wire in
the Blood III (Coastal Productions).