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Kerry Jackson

a new play by April De Angelis

Kerry Jackson poster, with Fay Ripley standing in her cafe, mop in one hand, silver tray in the other.

Booking and details

You can’t wait to meet her.

El Barco is the newest tapas restaurant in fashionable Walthamstow Village, and it’s Kerry Jackson’s pride and joy.

Wearing her working-class roots as a badge of honour, Kerry navigates the local characters in a bid to make the business a success – without losing herself in the process.

Fay Ripley (Cold Feet) is Kerry in this biting new comedy from April De Angelis (My Brilliant Friend) and directed by Indhu Rubasingham (The Father and the AssassinThe Great Wave).



‘The Funniest new play in ages’

Mail on Sunday


‘Fay Ripley gives a rip-roaring central performance’

Sunday Times


‘A great comic performance’



Please note: this production contains profanity and offensive language.


This play is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Plays Award.


Discover more about the play

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Introducing the play

Writer April De Angelis and actor Fay Ripley met up at Orford Saloon Tapas Bar, the London tapas restaurant that inspired Kerry Jackson, to chat about the play.


Production Team


Indhu Rubasingham

Indhu Rubasingham

Set and Costume Designer

Richard Kent

Richard Kent

Lighting Designer

Oliver Fenwick

Oliver Fenwick

Composer and Sound Designer

Nicola T. Chang

Movement and Intimacy Director

Lucy Hind

Lucy Hind

Casting Director

Juliet Horsley

Additional Casting

Chloe Blake

Chloe Blake

Staff Director

John Young

John Young

Photography (Fay Ripley) by Ben Stockley