Barn Theatre Club presents

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The Lieutenant of Inishmore

By Martin McDonagh
Directed by Luke Lilly
22nd – 30th January 2010

Another black comedy from the author of The Cripple of Inishmaan.

Contains adult themes and language (more information here)

The Lieutenant of Inishmore is set on a rural island off the West Coast of Ireland. The story concerns ‘Mad’ Padraic, a terrorist who returns home from his activities in Northern Ireland, when he is informed that his beloved cat is ‘poorly’. The cat, however, is not ‘poorly’, not ‘in a coma’, but very definitely dead, a victim of catricide. Inevitably, the stage is set for a bloody, but hilarious, revenge.

“My cat won’t be off gallivanting no more, and he liked a good gallivant”

Show Talks

Free-of-charge pre- and post-show talks:

  • Monday 25th and Wednesday 27th at 7.15pm in the Clubroom — Director Jack Wood describes his approach to staging The Magic Flute at the Barn Theatre, and what he has tried to achieve.
  • Friday 29th after the performance — Cast members stay on stage to answer audience questions.

Free-of-charge pre- and post-show talks now feature at the Barn on the following nights:

  • Monday 25th at 7.30pm in the bar — Dr Cindy Lawford interviews the director, Luke Lilly.
  • Tuesday 26th at 7.30pm in the bar — This session provides a chance to discuss the critical and contextual background to the play.
  • Wednesday 27th after the show — The audience’s opportunity to ask the cast and creative team about the play.
Part of the Barn’s 2009-2010 Season.


Directed by
Luke Lilly


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