The Lieutenant of Inishmore

by Martin McDonagh

 

24 April – 26 May

 

“Grit your teeth James. This may hurt”

Ruthless enforcer “Mad” Padraic is considered too crazy for the IRA and he’s sorely trying the patience of his INLA comrades.

Padraic cares about one thing, and one thing only – and it’s not the fight for Irish independence. It’s his little black cat, Wee Thomas.

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

But as Padraic pursues revenge, and bodies pile up in his wake, his soft spot for Wee Thomas may prove to be his downfall.

This brazen and unapologetically blood-curdling farce combines comedy and violence in a darkly funny portrait of rivalries among terrorists for whom killing, torturing and bombing are just day-jobs. 

“One of the ­greatest and most ­improbable comedies of the ­decade” The Guardian

creative team

Director Deborah Mulhall
Assistant Director Mark G. Nagle
Vocal/Dialect Coach Gavin Leahy

cast

to be announced

dates/times

Previews (24 & 25 April) 7:30pm
Thursday – Saturday 7:30pm
Sunday 5pm
Saturday 26 May 2pm only

tickets

Full $35
Concessions, Groups (6+) $30
New Theatre Members $22
Previews, Thrifty Thursdays $20

School Groups $22
Accompanying teachers free
Bookings: manager@newtheatre.org.au