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The Lieutenant of Inishmore

Full-Length Play, Drama  /  1f, 7m

Martin McDonagh

The Lieutenant of Inishmore
by Martin McDonagh

"Come on in ahead of yourselves. I'm just in the middle of shooting me Dad." Who knocked Mad Padraic's beloved cat over on a lonely road on the island of In'shmore- and was it an accident? He'll want to know when he gets back from a stint of torture …

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"Come on in ahead of yourselves. I'm just in the middle of shooting me Dad." Who knocked Mad Padraic's beloved cat over on a lonely road on the island of In'shmore- 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 his cat more than life itself. Presented by the Royal Shakespeare Company at Stratford, The Pit and later The Garrick, London in 2001/2002.
M7 (17, young, middle age)
F1 (16)
  • Time Period 1990s
  • Setting Various simple settings
  • Features Period Costumes

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"...a play that still instructively shocks." – The Guardian

"McDonagh's real gift... is for pushing a situation to its most brutal extreme, and being funny with it." – The Guardian

"...a play about war that is anti-war." – The Times

"...there is a sort of bleak poetry in the total futility of the play's events." – Time Out


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