Ruth Wilson is to make her directorial debut with Eugene O’Neill’s short play The Dreamy Kid this December.
The actor will direct the piece as part of a show, called The El.Train, comprising three of O’Neill’s one-act plays.
She will also star in the two other plays – The Web and Before Breakfast – which will be directed by Sam Yates.
The El. Train will run from December 6 to 30 at Hoxton Hall in London. This is the first time that the plays, all written between 1913 and 1918, have been presented together.
Design is by Richard Kent, with lighting by Neil Austin and original composition and sound design by Alex Baranowski.
Kent and Austin will also create a pop up bar at the venue in the style of the period when O’Neill wrote the plays, which will be called the Hell Hole Saloon.
The El. Train and Hell Hole Saloon are being produced by Found Productions. Further casting for the show has yet to be announced.
Yates said: “I’m thrilled to be presenting three of Eugene O’Neill’s lesser-known, one-act plays at London’s historic Hoxton Hall. Written when O’Neill was in his 20s, these sometimes violent, passionate works show the undeniable genius of one of America’s greatest dramatists.”