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The Cripple of Inishmaan

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Closed July 20, 2014

This is very deep dish - layered with malice and kindness, truth and conjecture, and all the mixed motives that make human beings such endlessly intriguing subjects of speculation.

Ben Brantley, The New York Times

Why See The Cripple of Inishmaan?

A Tony-Nominated Revival

Tony winner Michael Grandage's production of The Cripple of Inishmaan heads to Broadway after a sold-out run in the West End in London last Summer. Featuring the same sensational cast, including Daniel Radcliffe in the lead role, this critically acclaimed play's limited run is not to be missed!

This Broadway production has been nominated for an exciting six 2014 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Play and Best Direction of a Play for Michael Grandage.

All About The Cripple of Inishmaan

The Cripple of Inishmaan was written by Irish playwright and director Martin McDonagh, and is described as a "comic masterpiece" by one of Ireland's most important living playwrights.

The play is set on the remote West coast of Ireland, on a small island called Inishmaan, where the locals are sent into a flurry upon hearing news that a Hollywood film is set to filmed on the nearby island of Inishmore. Radcliffe stars as young Cripple Billy who is desperate to be in the film - much to everyone's amusement - as it would be a once in a lifetime opportunity and a welcome escape from the hardship of his everyday life.

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Previews from: 12 April 2014

Opening night: 20 April 2014


The Cripple of Inishmaan is suitable for all ages however it does contain some adult language. Please not that children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

Run time

Two hours and 25 minutes, including one intermission

And before you stop reading

Did you know?
The Cripple of Inishmaan is based on real life events - in the early 1930s, pioneer documentary film-maker, Robert J. Flaherty, visited Inishmore in the Aran Islands to make his film "The Man of Aran."

Cast and Creative


Daniel Radcliffe as Billy Claven
Ingrid Craigie as Kate Osborne
Padraic Delaney as Babbybobby
Sarah Greene as Helen McCormick
Gillian Hanna as Eileen Osborne
Gary Lilburn as the Doctor
Conor MacNeill as Bartley McCormick
Pat Shortt as Johnnypateenmike
June Watson as Mammy


Author - Martin McDonagh
Director - Michael Grandage
Producer - The Michael Grandage Company and Arielle Tepper
Set and costume design - Christopher Oram
Lighting design - Paule Constable
Composer and sound design - Alex Baranowski


Tony Award Nominations 2014

Best Revival of a Play
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play Sarah Greene
Best Direction of a Play Michael Grandage
Best Scenic Design of a Play Christopher Oram
Best Lighting Design of a Play Paule Constable
Best Sound Design of a Play Alex Baranowski

What you thought

2 reviews, average rating: (4.8 Stars)

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JAM: “Funny, Sad, Captivating”

Loved the play. Lots of laughs, but some sad and tender moments. All... more

Bea Trainer: “Mother's Day”

Very funny play with all of the actors doing a really great job. Not a... more

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