A cast of exciting young stars of TV, film and theatre announced for the Gaiety Theatre’s major new production of Martin McDonagh’s The Lieutenant of Inishmore.
Following on from the hugely successful production of Martin McDonagh’s The Cripple of Inishmaan earlier this year, the Gaiety Theatre is delighted to present a major new production of McDonagh’s The Lieutenant of Inishmore for early next year. Directed by Andrew Flynn this exciting new production of The Lieutenant of Inishmore will run at the Gaiety Theatre from 27 January 2020 for a very limited run.
Oscar Award-winning director and playwright Martin McDonagh’s work is known and loved by both theatre and film audiences alike (In Bruges, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri). Audiences flocked to see The Gaiety Theatre production of The Cripple of Inishmaan last spring.
Today details of the sterling ensemble cast for The Lieutenant of Inishmore were announced, which features exciting young stars of TV, film and theatre in Ireland and abroad today. Already making their mark on stages and TV screens across Ireland the cast includes Paul Mescal (BBC’s Normal People, The Great Gatsby), Aisling Kearns (Darklands, Asking For It), Alex Murphy (The Young Offenders), Cillian Ó Gairbhí (Blood, Darklands), Desmond Eastwood (Blackout, Normal People), Cillian Lenaghan (Blackout) and in his professional debut Pádraig O’Grady. They are joined by Don Wycherley in the role of Donny (Sing Street, Ballykissangel, Bachelor’s Walk).
About The Lieutenant of Inishmore: On a lonely road on the island of Inishmore, someone killed Mad Padraic’s cat. He’ll want to know who did it when he gets back from a stint of torture and chip-shop bombing in Northern Ireland. He loves his cat more than life itself, and someone is going to pay. Set in the 1990s, The Lieutenant of Inishmore is a clever satire on terrorism, the beautification of violence in contemporary culture and a hilarious farce in true McDonagh fashion.
Director Andrew Flynn is renowned for his productions of McDonagh’s work which include The Cripple of Inishmaan, The Pillowman and A Skull in Connemara, which received 3 nominations in The Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards. Other credits to date include Port Authority by Conor McPherson, The Thing About December by Jarlath Tivnan in collaboration with Andrew Flynn, The Mai by Marina Carr, Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me by Frank McGuinness, Pumpgirl by Abbie Spallen, The Weir by Conor McPherson, The Dead School by Pat McCabe, Defender Of The Faith by Stuart Carolan, Port Authority by Conor McPhearson (for which he was nominated as Best Director at The Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards), Doubt by John Patrick Shanley (2 nominations in The Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards), Eden by Eugene O’Brien, Faith Healer by Brian Friel, Philadelphia Here I Come by Brian Friel and Dockers by Martin Lynch.
Directed by Andrew Flynn this exciting new production of The Lieutenant of Inishmore will run at the Gaiety Theatre from 27 January 2020 for a very limited run.