The Cripple of Inishmaan

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

The Cripple of Inishmaan in rehearsal. Click to find out more

Performance Dates
2 - 9 March 2019
(9 March)

The Bear Pit Theatre, Rother Street, Strarford-upon-Avon, CV37 6LU

In rehearsal...

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Arabian Nights

7 - 9 July 2022
Thursday 7 July 7.30pm, Friday 8 July 1pm (relaxed), Saturday 9 July 3pm and 6.30pm