THE LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE – A REHEARSED READING

BY MARTIN MCDONAGH

WEDNESDAY 29 MARCH

The Lieutenant of Inishmore webA rehearsed reading for NT Ed followed by a Q&A with the director and cast. 

“Mad Padraic” cares about one thing, and one thing only, and – despite his title as the lieutenant of Inishmore’s Irish National Liberation Army – it’s not the fight for Irish independence. It’s his cat.

When Padraic learns that ‘Wee Thomas’ has been killed, he rushes home to the island of Inishmore, much to the relief of the Belfast drug-pusher whose nipples he was about to remove.

As Padraic pursues revenge, bodies pile up in his wake. However, fierce though he may be, Padriac’s soft spot for ‘Wee Thomas’ is the Achilles’ heel his enemies are targeting.

This brazen and unapologetic farce combines comedy and violence in a dark and bloody portrait of internecine rivalries among terrorists for whom killing, torturing and bombing are just jobs.

CREATIVE TEAM

Director Mark G Nagle
Director’s Assistant/Narrator Lyndsey Fay Mcnaught

CAST

Sebastian Angborn, Zac Bush, Tom Coyne
James Moir, Mark O’Connor, Claire Oehme
Seamus Quinn, Paul Rafferty

TIMES

Wed 29 Mar, 11.30am & 7.30pm

TICKETS

$10 per student, accompanying teachers free

 

Running time: 115 minutes (including interval) plus 15 minute Q&A

Warnings: adult themes, strong language, violence, weapons on stage

For more information (including Venue & Safety Risk Assessment) or to make a booking, please contact our  Acting Theatre Manager, Alice Livingstone: manager@newtheatre.org.au or 02 9519 3403