Portia Coughlan
Young Vic Theatre

The new artwork for Portia Coughlan starring Academy Award-nominee Ruth Negga.⠀
Her Young Vic debut in Marina Carr's haunting play directed by Caroline Byrne.⠀

The play tells the story of Portia’s thirtieth birthday, which is also the fifteenth anniversary of the death of her twin brother, Gabriel, who drowned in the Belmont river. Haunted by the past, Portia is pulled between her conflicting desires to live in the real world and to reunite with her dead brother.

The image puts a twist on the Ophelia trope. By flipping the image, Portia is given agency, and the river becomes a portal into the afterworld.