The Cripple of Inishmaan
Play by Martin McDonagh
A Bear Pit Theatre Company Production
Directed by Vanessa Comer
A hilarious comic tale in the great tradition of Irish storytelling; packed with colourful eccentric characters that you’d find in a Father Ted episode.
Brilliant bookish Bill is brought up by his ‘aunties’ on the isle of Inishmaan. But the dullness of daily life is suddenly relieved when in 1934 Hollywood film-maker Robert Flaherty descends on a neighbouring isle to make the movie that became known as Man of Aran. For the sickly Billy the film offers a chance of escape, leads to a Hollywood screen test and takes him on a tragic yet comic voyage of self-discovery.
The play recently received rave reviews when Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe played Billy. A well regarded piece of comic Irish theatre writing.
‘Cripple’ Billy Claven – Nathan Brown
Eileen Osbourne – Niki Baldwin
Kate Osbourne – Viv Tomlinson
Johnnypateenmike O’Dougal – Paul Tomlinson
‘Slippy’ Helen McCormick – Sophie Mobberley
Bartley McCormick – Thomas Hodge
Babbybobby Bennett – Graham Underhill
Doctor McSharry – David Derrington
Mammy O’Dougal – Dorothy Barlow
2 - 9 March 2019
The Bear Pit Theatre, Rother Street, Strarford-upon-Avon, CV37 6LU