Inside the Rehearsals of… The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Noel Coward Theatre

Rehearsal images have been released for Michael Grandage’s production of Martin McDonagh’s The Lieutenant of Inishmore, which begins previews at the Noel Coward Theatre from the 23rd June. Here’s a glimpse of what has been happening… 

Charlie Murphy (Mairead), Chris Walley (Davey), Aidan Turner (Padraic) by Marc Brenner
(c) Marc Brenner. 

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.

Presented alongside Michael Grandage’s production of Red currently playing at the Wyndham’s Theatre, The Lieutenant of Inishmore is Martin McDonagh’s satire on terrorism and an observation of violence in contemporary culture.

Charlie Murphy (Mairead), Aidan Turner (Padraic) by Marc Brenner.jpg
(c) Marc Brenner. 

The cast for the production includes Aidan Turner (Padraic), Denis Conway (Donny), Will Irvine (Christy), Brian Martin (James), Daryl McCormack (Brendan) Julian Moore-Cook (Joey), Charlie Murphy (Mairead), and Chris Walley (Davey).

Denis Conway’s previous stage credits include: The Death of Harry Leon, Myrmidons, Making History (Ouroboros Theatre Company), Wallenstein (Chichester Festival Theatre), The Walworth Farce (Druid Theatre and National Theatre), and Homelands, The Recruiting Officer, A Cry from Heaven and The Wild Duck (Abbey Theatre, Dublin).

Will Irvine’s recent work in theatre includes: End Of (Dublin Fringe), Lady Chatterley’s Lover (ETT), Inkheart, Angel Meadow (Home), The Nether (Royal Court Theatre & Headlong) and Pentecost (Lyric Theatre Belfast).

Brian Martin is known for his work at the Shakespeare’s Globe which includes featuring in productions of Boudica, The Merchant of Venice (also national and international tour), Sunday Sonnets and Titus Andronicus.

Daryl McCormack has previously appeared in The Voice Factor X (New Dublin Theatre), Enjoy (Rough Magic), Othello (Theatre Royal), Romeo and Juliet (Gate Theatre Dublin) and The Grapes of Wrath (Project Arts Centre).

Julian Moore-Cook’s previous theatre credits includes: Mother Courage and Her Children (Southwark Playhouse), Three Sisters (Lyric Theatre Belfast), Rolling Stone (Orange Tree Theatre), Twelfth Night (Iris Theatre), Obamamerica (Theatre503), Our American Cousin (Finborough Theatre) and Beyond Caring (The Yard Theatre).

Charlie Murphy’s theatre work includes productions of Arlington (St Ann’s Warehouse and Galway International Arts Festival), Big Maggie (Druid Theatre), Disco Pigs (Young Vic), Pygmalion (National Theatre of Ireland – Best Actress Irish Times Theatre Award), The Silver Tassie (Druid Theatre and Lincoln Center) and The Colleen Bawn and This is Our Youth (Bedrock Theatre).

Aidan Turner is best known for playing the title role in the BBC programme Poldark. His previous stage credits include The Plough and The Stars, Romeo and Juliet and A Cry from Heaven (Abbey Theatre Dublin), Cyrano and Titus Andronicus (Project Arts Centre).

This production marks Chris Walley’s  professional stage debut, following training at RADA. His film work includes The Young Offenders.

Daryl McCormack (Brendan), Aidan Turner (Padraic), Julian Moore-Cook (Joey). by Marc Brenner.jpg
(c) Marc Brenner. 

Martin McDonagh is an award-winning writer and director. His plays include The Beauty Queen of Leenane, A Skull in Connemara, The Lonesome West and The Cripple of Inishmaan. His film credits include the award winning Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri which won four Golden Globes.

Denis Conway (Donny), Chris Walley (Davey). by Marc Brenner.jpg
(c) Marc Brenner.

Michael Grandage directs the production for the Michael Grandage Company. Previous productions that he has directed for the company include:  Photograph 51, Dawn French: 30 Million Minutes, Henry V, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Cripple of Inishmaan, Peter and Alice and Privates on Parade.

Charlie Murphy (Mairead), Aidan Turner (Padraic) .by Marc Brenner.jpg
(c)Marc Brenner. 

The production is set to include set and costume designs by Christopher Oram, lighting by Neil Austin, and sound and music by Adam Cork.

The Lieutenant of Inishmore will play at the Noel Coward Theatre from the 23rd June until the 8th September 2018. To book tickets click here or visit Theatre Tickets  , Love, See Tickets,, From the Box Office or  Encore Tickets


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