Remember The Beauty Queen of Leenane, The Lonesome West and A Skulll in Connemara? Well now Druid and Academy Award-winning writer/director Martin McDonagh (Six Shooter, In Bruges) are back with more. Premiered in 1997 by the National Theatre of Great Britain, this darkly funny play will open in Galway on September 16th and will then embark on an extensive tour of Ireland and will also tour to the UK and New York. Be sure not to miss it!
‘Ireland mustn’t be such a bad place, so, if the Yanks want to come here to do their filming’.
It's 1934 and news on the island of Inishmaan is thin on the ground. Then word arrives that they're making a Hollywood film on neighbouring Inishmore and Cripple Billy for once is paying attention.
The Cripple of Inishmaan is a comic masterpiece which sees eccentric island characters trade stories to within an inch of their lives while a young man tries to make sense of who he is.
This production revives the unique relationship between writer Martin McDonagh, Tony Award-winning director Garry Hynes and the widely-acclaimed Druid ensemble.
The regional tour of Ireland is presented in association with the NASC network.
Designed by Francis O'Connor
Lighting Design by Davy Cunningham
Sound Design by John Leonard
Composer Colin Towns
“McDonagh is the most wickedly, funny, brilliantly abrasive young dramatist on either side of the Irish sea….a born storyteller’”
The Cripple of Inishmaan by Martin McDonagh A play by Martin McDonagh Directed by: Garry Hynes Design: Francis O'Connor Sound Design: John Leonard Lighting Design: Davy Cunningham Costume Design: Francis O'Connor. Composer: Colin Towns
Cast: Kerry Condon, Andrew Connolly, Laurence Kinlan, Dearbhla Molloy, Aaron Monaghan, Marie Mullen, Patricia O’Connell David Pearse John C. Vennema