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The Cripple of Innismaan

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Martin McDonagh 

  • Synopsis

    Set on a remote Island off the West Coast of Ireland in 1934, The Cripple of Innismaan is a strange comic tale. As word arrives on Inishmaan that the Hollywood director, Robert Flaherty is coming to the neighbouring island of Inishmore to film 'Man of Aran', the one person who wants to be in the film more than anyone is young cripple Billy, if only to break away from the bitter tedium of his daily life.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    5

  • Cast Size Female

    4

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    12 December 1996

  • Producer

    Produced by Royal National Theatre

  • Original Venue

    Royal National Theatre

  • Venue Notes

    Presented on the Cottesloe stage.

  • Irish Premiere Notes

    The original production subsequently toured to the Town Hall Theatre, Galway as part of the Galway Arts Festival.

Original Cast  
Eileen Dearbhla Molloy
Johnnypateenmike Ray McBride
Mammy Doreen Hepburn
Kate Anita Reeves
Helen Aisling O'Sullivan
Bartley Owen Sharpe
Bobbybobby Gary Lydon
Billy Ruaidhri Conroy
Doctor John Rogan
Production Team  
Director Nicholas Hytner
Designer Bob Crowley
Lighting Designer Mark Henderson
Sound Simon Baker
Music by Paddy Cunneen

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    The Cripple of Inishmaan

  • Year

    1997

  • Published By

    Methuen

  • Address

    Head Office, 215 Vauxhall Bridge Road
    London SW1V 1EJ
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7798 1600

  • Website

    www.methuen.co.uk

  • ISBN

    0413715906

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The information for this entry was taken from the published script.