Succession’s J Smith-Cameron to star opposite Mark Rylance in Juno and the Paycock in London’s West End

J Smith Cameron (left) Mark Rylance (right)J Smith Cameron (left) Mark Rylance (right)
J Smith Cameron (left) Mark Rylance (right) | Getty Images
Succession star J Smith-Cameron follows in the footsteps of her fellow cast members Sarah Snook and Brian Cox, who have both graced the West End stage.

Succession star J Smith-Cameron is set to star in a new centenary production of Juno and the Paycock in London’s West End.

Smith-Cameron, who plays Gerri Kellman in the multi-award winning HBO series, will star opposite theatre legend Mark Rylance in Sean O’Casey’s 1924 play.

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The 100th anniversary production will be directed by Matthew Warchus for Sonia Friedman Productions and will run at the Gielgud theatre from September 21 to November 23.

Juno and the Paycock is set in the working-class tenements of Dublin during the Irish Civil War. 

J Smith Cameron (left) Mark Rylance (right)J Smith Cameron (left) Mark Rylance (right)
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Smith-Cameron, will star as Juno Boyle, a beleaguered matriarch whose sharp wit is a survival tool, struggles to make ends meet and keep the family together.

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While Rylance will play her husband ‘Captain’ Jack Boyle the “paycock” of the title, who loses himself in reverie and alcohol.

Smith-Cameron said: "Juno and the Paycock is not simply a brilliant piece of theatre but an eternally relevant play so long as people must endure violent repression.

"The prospect of revisiting this work in the company of the great director Matthew Warchus and the truly legendary Mark Rylance absolutely floors me. I couldn't be more thrilled."

Smith-Cameron's West End debut follows in the footsteps of her Succession co-star Sarah Snook, who recently appeared in The Picture of Dorian Gray. Snook won an Olivier Award for her performance in the one-woman adaptation.

Meanwhile Succession’s patriarch Brian Cox is also currently starring in a new production of Eugene O’Neill’s ‘Long Day’s Journey into Night at Wyndham's Theatre.

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