The Lieutenant of Inishmore

From €18.50
27th Jan. - 14th Mar.

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Following on from the hugely successful production of Martin McDonagh’s The Cripple of Inishmaan last year, the Gaiety Theatre presents a major new production of McDonagh’s The Lieutenant of Inishmore Directed by Andrew Flynn this exciting new production of The Lieutenant of Inishmore is now running at the Gaiety Theatre. Tickets are on sale from the Gaiety Theatre and Ticketmaster. This run has been extended due to demand, but must end 14th March.  


Oscar Award-winning director and playwright Martin McDonagh’s work is known and loved by both theatre and film audiences alike (In Bruges, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri).


The sterling ensemble cast features exciting young stars of TV, film and theatre in Ireland and abroad today. Already making their mark on stages and TV screens across Ireland the cast includes Paul Mescal (BBC’s Normal People, The Great Gatsby), Aisling Kearns (Darklands, Asking For It), Alex Murphy (The Young Offenders), Cillian Ó Gairbhí (Blood, Darklands), Desmond Eastwood (Blackout, Normal People), Cillian Lenaghan (Blackout) and in his professional debut Pádraig O’Grady. They are joined by Don Wycherley in the role of Donny (Sing Street, Ballykissangel, Bachelor’s Walk).


About The Lieutenant of Inishmore: On a lonely road on the island of Inishmore, someone killed Mad Padraic’s cat. He’ll want to know who did it when he gets back from a stint of torture and chip-shop bombing in Northern Ireland. He loves his cat more than life itself, and someone is going to pay. Set in the 1990s, The Lieutenant of Inishmore is a clever satire on terrorism, the beautification of violence in contemporary culture and a hilarious farce in true McDonagh fashion.


Director Andrew Flynn is renowned for his productions of McDonagh’s work which include The Cripple of Inishmaan, The Pillowman and A Skull in Connemara, which received 3 nominations in The Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards. Other credits to date include Port Authority by Conor McPherson, The Thing About December by Jarlath Tivnan in collaboration with Andrew Flynn, The Mai by Marina Carr, Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me by Frank McGuinness, Pumpgirl by Abbie Spallen, The Weir by Conor McPherson, The Dead School by Pat McCabe, Defender Of The Faith by Stuart Carolan, Port Authority by Conor McPhearson (for which he was nominated as Best Director at The Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards), Doubt by John Patrick Shanley (2 nominations in The Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards), Eden by Eugene O’Brien, Faith Healer by Brian Friel, Philadelphia Here I Come by Brian Friel and Dockers by Martin Lynch.



Performance Information:

Act 1: 55mins (approx)

Interval: 20mins

Act 2: 40mins (approx)


Age guidance: 14+ 

Please note this production contains extremely loud noises, loud gunshots & scenes of a violent nature. 

Booking Information

Gaiety Theatre Box Office South King Street, Dublin 2.
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