The Lieutenant of Inishmore
The Lieutenant of Inishmore

The Lieutenant of Inishmore Tickets

Michael Grandage directs a brand new production of Martin McDonagh’s play The Lieutenant of Inishmore, starring Poldark’s Aidan Turner at London’s Noel Coward Theatre.

McDonagh’s black comedy play is set in County Galway, Ireland in 1993 as the Northern Ireland peace process gets underway. The play follows Padraic, who is part of the INLA, a splinter group of the IRA, whose methods prove too extreme and violent for the group. The play has been described as McDonagh’s best work.

The play premiered at the Other Place Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon in 2001, before running at the Barbican and the Garrick Theatre in 2002. It opened in London at the Noel Coward Theatre on 24th June and will run until 8th September.

Michael Grandage’s new production will star Aidan Turner, best-known for his role in the BBC series Poldark, who will be making his West End debut. Turner has previously appeared in The Hobbit film trilogy and drama series Being Human, and has appeared on stage in many productions in Ireland, as well as Seán O'Casey’s The Plough and the Stars at the Barbican.

Produced by Michael Grandage Company, The Lieutenant of Inishmore has set and costume designs by Christopher Oram, lighting by Neil Austin, and sound and music by Adam Cork.

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The Lieutenant of Inishmore running time: 
1 hour 50 minutes including interval
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Who knocked Mad Padraic's cat over on a lonely road on the island of Inishmore and was it an accident? He'll want to know when he gets back from a stint of torture and chip-shop bombing in Northern Ireland: he loves that cat more than life itself.

Suitable for 16+ 
Martin McDonagh
Michael Grandage
Neil Austin
Adam Cork
Christopher Oram
Cast list:
Aidan Turner (as Padraic), Denis Conway (as Donny), Will Irvine (as Christy), Brian Martin (as James), Daryl McCormack (as Brendan) Julian Moore-Cook (as Joey), Charlie Murphy (as Mairead), and Chris Walley (as Davey)

Noel Coward Theatre

85-88 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4AU
Nearest tube:
Leicester Square

The Lieutenant of Inishmore Customer reviews

Our The Lieutenant of Inishmore Review

Terrorism is usually no laughing matter; but the audacity of playwright Martin McDonagh in this play, first produced by the RSC in Stratford-upon-Avon in 2001, is to make an outright, occasionally savage and genuinely hilarious theatrical farce out of it.

Latest The Lieutenant of Inishmore News & Features

Aidan Turner
Aidan Turner wins best West End debut at The Stage Debut Awards 2018
Monday, September 24, 2018

Aidan Turner has won The Stage Debut Award for best West End debut following his role in Martin McDonagh’s The Lieutenant of Inishmore early this year.  At a ceremony in London last night (Sunday 24th September), The Stage held the second annual Debut awards, which aim to highlight and recognise actors and creatives at the start of their careers across the theatre industry. Turner won the big prize of the night – best West End debut – beating the likes of Bryan Cranston, John McCrea, Adrienne Warren, Kelli O’Hara and Ashley Banjo who were also nominated.

The Lieutenant of Inishmore
Cast Mates: Lieutenant of Inishmore’s Denis Conway and Chris Walley
Tuesday, September 4, 2018

As they approach the end of their limited run in Martin McDonagh’s satire The Lieutenant of Inishmore, dressing room neighbours Denis Conway and Chris Walley have got to know each other pretty well. In the play, which stars Aidan Turner, Conway and Walley play neighbours Donny and Davey. Davey discovers a dead cat in the road, and it transpires the cat belongs to Padraic, a Lieutenant of the Irish National Liberation Army who has been thrown out for being too mad. 

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