Martin McDonough’s The Lieutenant of Inishmore is a satire on terrorism, a rebuff to the normalisation of violence in contemporary culture, and a hilarious bloody comedy.
A member of the Irish National Liberation Army, “Mad Padraic” cares about one thing and it’s not the fight for Irish independence. It’s his cat.
When Padraic learns that his beloved cat, Wee Thomas, has been killed, he abandons his torture of a local drug dealer and rushes home, where, as Padraic plows through the town in pursuit of revenge, bodies to pile up in his wake.
A dark and gory comedy, is the second play in McDonough’s Aaran Islands trilogy, which also includes The Cripple of Inishmaan and The Banshees of Inisheer.
Deborah Mulhall directs a cast featuring Lloyd Allison-Young, Michael Becker, Alice Birbara, Steve Corner, Angus Evans, Patrick Holman, James McCrudden and Nicholas Sinclair.
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