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The Cripple of Inishmaan 2008-2009 - Irish & UK Tour & New York

Martin McDonagh

The Cripple of Inishmaan

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 revived the unique relationship between writer Martin McDonagh, Tony Award-winning director Garry Hynes and the widely-acclaimed Druid ensemble.


Kerry Condon

Andrew Connolly

Laurence Kinlan

Dearbhla Molloy

Aaron Monaghan

Marie Mullen

Patricia O’Connell

David Pearse

John C. Vennema

Creative Team

Written by
Martin McDonagh

Directed by
Garry Hynes

Designed by
Francis O’Connor

Lighting Design by
Davy Cunningham

Sound Design by
John Leonard

Colin Towns

Production Team

Production Manager
Eamonn Fox

Technical Manager
Barry O’Brien

Company Stage Manager
Freda Farrell

Company Stage Manager (Rehearsals)
Sarah Lynch

Stage Manager
Colm O’Callaghan

Stage Manager (Rehearsals)
Paula Tierney

Costume Supervisor
Doreen McKenna

Costume Assistant
Amanda Donovan

Wigs and Make Up
Val Sherlock

Master Carpenter
Gus Dewar

Tony Cording
Pete Nelson

Shannon Light
Mike Nestor

Set Construction
Theatre Production Services (TPS)

Scenic Painters
Sandra Butler
Ciara Moore
Jason McCaffrey

Scenic Flying
Paddy Burnside

Bartlomiez Puschmaus
Paul Fahy
John Lynham
Dave Proctor

Kate Bowe PR

Graphic Design
Bite! Associates

Production Photography
Keith Pattison

In 2009, the Druid and Atlantic Theater co-production of The Cripple of Inishmaan by Martin McDonagh was awarded a total of 9 prestigious theatre awards from the US, UK and Ireland.

US Awards

Joe A. Callaway Award – Outstanding Direction (Garry Hynes)

Obie Award – Performance (Aaron Monaghan)

Drama Desk Award – Outstanding Ensemble Performance for the entire cast

Outer Circle Critics Award – Outstanding Featured Actor (David Pearse)

Lucille Lortel Award – Outstanding Featured Actor (Aaron Monaghan)

Lucille Lortel Award – Outstanding Featured Actress (Kerry Condon)

UK Awards

Manchester Evening News Theatre Award – Best Visiting Production at The Lowry in Salford, Manchester

Manchester Evening News Theatre Award – Best Actor in a Visiting Production (Aaron Monaghan) at the Lowry in Salford, Manchester

Irish Awards

Irish Times Irish Theatre Award – Best Supporting Actress (Dearbhla Molloy)



The Cripple of Inishmaan 2011 - New York (Atlantic Theatre)

December 09 – March 15, 2009

Dún Laoghaire – Pavillion Theatre
November 18 – 22, 2008

Oxford, UK – Oxford Playhouse
November 11 – 15, 2008

Salford, UK – The Lowry
November 4 – 8, 2008

Letterkenny – An Gríanán
October 28 – November 1, 2008

Tralee – Siamsa Tíre
October 24 – 25, 2008

Ennis – Glór Theatre
October 20 – 22, 2008

Portlaoise – Dunamaise Arts Centre
October 16 – 18, 2008

Longford – Backstage Theatre
October 13 – 14, 2008

Dublin – Olympia Theatre, Dublin Theatre Festival
October 6 – 11, 2008

Cork – Cork Opera House
September 30 – October 4, 2008

Galway – Town Hall Theatre
September 12 – 27, 2008
Opening Night – September 16, 2008

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