Dublin Theatre Festival

Druid and Atlantic Theater Company

The Cripple of Inishmaan

By Martin McDonagh

Venue Olympia Theatre
Date 6 Oct - 11 Oct 7.30pm
11 Oct 2.30pm
Duration 2hrs 15mins

Designer Francis O'Connor
Lightning Designer Davy Cunningham
Sound Designer John Leonard
Cast Includes Kerry Condon, Andrew Connolly, Laurence Kinlan, Dearbhla Molloy, Aaron Monaghan, Marie Mullen, Patricia O'Connell, David Pearse, John C Vennema
Composer Colin Towns

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"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.

Following Druid's resounding success producing McDonagh's richly dark black comedies (The Beauty Queen of Leenane, The Lonesome West and A Skull in Connemara) - which saw Garry Hynes become the first woman to win the Tony Award for direction - they now return with the Irish premiere production of another McDonagh classic.

The Cripple of Inishmaan is a comic masterpiece which sees outrageous island eccentrics trade stories to within an inch of their lives while a young man tries to make sense of who he is.

“McDonagh is the most wickedly funny, brilliantly abrasive young dramatist on either side of the Irish sea... a born storyteller." New York Times

We Feel...
The Cripple of Inishmaan reunites one of the greatest pairings in the history of the Irish stage - Garry Hynes and Martin McDonagh are a match made in theatrical heaven.

Talking Theatre
Dearbhla Molloy and Marie Mullen.
Oct 9 Post-show (10pm approx).