The Lieutenant of Inishmore

The Lieutenant of Inishmore

4.6 (20) · Contemporary

This production follows Michael Grandage's award-winning production of McDonagh's The Cripple of Inishmaan in 2013.


MGC Artistic Director Michael Grandage directs a rare revival of Martin McDonagh's critically acclaimed, brilliant satire on terrorism, The Lieutenant of Inishmore. Stage and screen actor Aidan Turner, best known for playing the title role in the BBC hit series Poldark, plays Mad Padraic, a terrorist deemed too violent to be a member of the IRA, in this hilarious, acute observation of violence in contemporary culture.

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.

Critic reviews

Aidan Turner is excellent as a cat-loving psychopath in Martin McDonagh’s gorily subversive comedy

· Time Out

Aidan Turner stars in a spectacularly bloody revival of Martin McDonagh's gore-soaked satire

· The Stage

Aidan Turner is masterful in Martin McDonagh's savage farce

· The Independent

Aidan Turner makes a magnetic West End debut

· Evening Standard

The Poldark star revels in the insanity of Martin McDonagh’s darkly funny Troubles-set play

· The Financial Times

Aidan Turner mines his dark side in this savagely funny satire

· The Telegraph

Conway deadpans down pat as Padraic's dad, Will Irvine's one-eyed hitman finds the stupidity of menace and RADA grad Walley makes a promising goofy debut, but like bin blasts and bomb threats, McDonagh's satire now feels old hat

· WhatsOnStage

Aidan Turner is hilarious as he plays Mad Padraic with bloodthirsty gusto in a play that tackles Irish terrorism with humour

· The Times

Aidan Turner is terrific in shocking comedy

· The Guardian


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Date & time

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Sat 23 Jun - Sat 8 Sep, 3pm & 7.30pm


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