He forms part of a double act with Donny (Don Wycherley) as a couple of men who are trapped within this world of mayhem, where any simple slip of the tongue could result in their demise. The production is directed by Michael Grandage and stars Aidan Turner as Padraic. Padraic breaks down into tears and screams that he will be on the first boat back to Inishmore. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. American actor Ethan Hawke discusses his upcoming drama First Reformed (2017); Irish actor Aidan Turner promotes his West End play "The Lieutenant of Inishmore"; comedian Jo Brand talks about her first feature film … It is revealed that they are members of INLA (a splinter group of the Official IRA) come to assassinate Padraic. There will be few audience members stumbling into this production without any prior knowledge of McDonagh or his oeuvre. While events in the north of Ireland have been relatively stable in recent years, this work pokes fun at a difficult topic. The production was directed by Wilson Milam. In response, Mairead destroys Davey's bike. Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles from 11 July – 8 August 2010. Dates: 27th Jan – 14th Mar 2020. They agree that if their plan fails, Padraic will kill them. Padraic isn't fooled and angrily shoots the cat, blowing it to pieces. Davey has failed to wake up Donny in time, and they are still asleep when Padraic arrives. Having found love, they are about to execute Donny and Davey when Christy feebly rises up and apologizes to Padraic for killing his cat. The Lieutenant of Inishmore / l ɛ f ˈ t ɛ n ə n t ... ˈ ɪ n ɪ ʃ ˌ m oʊ r / is a black comedy by Martin McDonagh, in which the 'mad' leader of an Irish National Liberation Army splinter group discovers that his cat has been killed. Davey, a pudgy, long-haired teenager, has brought his middle-aged neighbor Donny the corpse of Donny's cat, Wee Thomas, which he has found lying in the road. Davey does not understand the purpose of the call, so Donny explains that he is letting his son down easy, planning to tell him later that the cat died. Worst nights entertainment and rip off. Donny accuses Davey of running it over with his mother's bicycle, which Davey vehemently denies. Don Whicherly do us a favour and give up the goast. I will never go to see another Martain Mc Donagh play if that’s the rubbish he writes. Bemoaning their luck, Donny and Davey continue to work when a black cat enters the house. Alex Murphy & Aisling Kearns – Photo Patrick Redmond, Categories: Header, Theatre, Theatre Review. They are joined by Don Wycherley in the role of Donny (Sing Street, Bachelor’s Walk). She commands Donny and Davey to clean up, claims the title of "Lieutenant of Inishmore" for herself, and promises to return the next day and investigate what Sir Roger was doing in the house in the first place. American actress Toni Collette talks about her upcoming horror movie Hereditary (2018). Confused, he begins the long walk back into town and she once again begins to sing "The Patriot Game.". He also tells Christy that Padraic will be back the next day at noon. Davey explains that Donny has him searching the countryside for another black cat to replace Wee Thomas. Padraic, flying into a rage, drags Christy off into the next room to torture him before he dies. Donny and Davey express shock and anger that four men and two cats are dead for no good reason. Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Davey remembers with horror that the cat has been killed by Padraic. They tell Padraic that he has angered the group with his brutal maiming of a drug dealer under their protection, and also with his talk of forming a splinter group from their splinter group. Donny reveals, to Davey's horror, that Wee Thomas did not belong to him but to his son, Padraic. He finds the grave marker, flies into a rage, wakes them up and demands to know where the cat is. The Lieutenant of Inishmore, meanwhile, is about an Irish terrorist who returns home to take care of his cat. Padraic asks her to join him in the fight for a free Ireland, and she accepts. [3] In 2002, the production transferred to the Barbican, and then to the Garrick Theatre,[4] before touring the UK. But, when he arrives at the family home, he discovers that Wee Thomas isn't sick but has had his brains squeezed out like toothpaste. Actress Charlie Murphy has been cast as “Mairead” opposite Aidan Turner in “The Lieutenant of Inishmore”. Mairead mentions that she was unable to find her cat, Sir Roger, to say goodbye. An Australian production ran from 30 September to 18 October 2008, at the Sue Benner Theatre, Metro Arts in Brisbane, Queensland. Evening. Padraic and Mairead walk calmly into the house, holding hands. The Docks. Davey agrees and leaves as Donny begins to phone Padraic. Christy and two other men, Brendan and Joey, sit eating beans. The main point of interest in this production is the quality of the acting. Donny instructs Davey several times to wake him at nine AM, and they go to sleep. Mairead enters, wearing a striking dress. James suggests that Wee Thomas may have ringworm and suggests ringworm tablets in some cheese, as his cat had the same problem a month or two back. ( Log Out /  It has been produced twice in the West End and on Broadway, where it received a Tony Award nomination for Best Play. A skull in Connemara and The Lieutenant of Inishmore. He ties up both his father and Davey and is finally told that Wee Thomas is dead. It is early in the morning. Donny's House. The three bicker sharply, and there is a brief Mexican stand-off. She attempts to flirt with him and he rejects her advances. it was too hard to he wrote plays- claimed he does not read a lot of plays tho. (He was thrown out of the IRA for "being too mad.") This FAQ is empty. Title: It is much easier to laugh at bloodshed when it is not reflected on our streets. [7][8] The play transferred to the Lyceum Theatre, on Broadway where it ran from 3 May to 3 September 2006. Joey is sullen and unhappy with the other two for killing Wee Thomas, an act necessary to lure Padraic back to Inishmore and set him off guard. Add the first question. It is the second part of McDonagh’s Aran Islands Trilogy. Alex Murphy of ‘The Young Offenders’ is a particular highlight. In the discussion, it becomes clear that she is in love with Padraic and shares both his political stances and his devotion to cats. After holding the poor feline at gunpoint, however, they decide against it, and give it a bowl of Frosties for supper. They resolve to kill Wee Thomas in retribution. Padraic is quietly sitting on Christy's horribly mutilated corpse, clutching the body of Wee Thomas, which he has dug up from Donny's backyard. 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This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Do you have to play the same character in everything play, series etc. Use the HTML below. The cat has been badly mangled; its brains fall out as they examine it. Donny and Davey, still nervous, express relief that it appears to be over when shots fire off stage. Noon. Mairead, who is 16, explains it was her version of terrorism against the meat industry. They indicate the decoy, claiming it has a disease that makes it smell like shoe polish and "get all orangey".

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