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Saturday, 23 June 2018
Saturday, 8 September 2018
1 hour 50 minutes including interval
His work has been consistently topped the list of West End theatrical must-sees since he formed the Michael Grandage Company in 2012. Now the acclaimed director, Michael Grandage himself, is back with two new works that will play simultaneously for a limited run in 2018 –The Lieutenant of Inishmore, arevival that brings him together again with acclaimed writer Martin McDonagh, and Red, another revival production that premiered under him in 2009 when he was the Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse.
The Lieutenant of Inishmore is a production set around the time of peace talks between the IRA and Great Britain in 1993. The lieutenant in the title is Mad Padraic, a terrorist for the Irish National Liberation Army (INLA), deemed too violent for the IRA. He rushes home to Inishmore, an island off the coast of Galway, to find that his beloved cat, Wee Thomas, has died. Convinced he has been murdered, Mad Padriac sets about finding the killer in the only way he knows how – with interrogation and torture.
The production joins up McDonagh and Grandage for the first time since their partnership on The Crippled of Inishmaan, which played as part of the inaugural Michael Grandage Company season in 2013 and starred Daniel Radcliffe. This latest production is led by Aidan Turner, star of the BBC TV drama Poldark as well as actor in The Hobbit trilogy.
The Lieutenant of Inishmore plays at Noel Coward Theatre for just ten weeks, with previews starting on 23 June 2018. Book now to see the award-winning director make his return to this London theatre after the widespread success of his inaugural season.