The Lieutenant of Inishmore at Lane Cove

The Lieutenant of Inishmore at Lane Cove

Lane Cove Theatre Company is presenting The Lieutenant of Inishmore by Martin McDonagh at The Performance Space @ St Aidan’s in Longueville from 10-26 May, 2024, directed by Kathryn Thomas and Mitch Garling.

On a lonely road on the island of Inishmore, someone killed Mad Padraic’s cat. He’ll want to know who did it when he gets back from a stint of torture and chip-shop bombing in Northern Ireland. He loves his cat more than life itself, and someone is going to pay. Set in the 1990s, The Lieutenant of Inishmore is a clever satire on terrorism, the beautification of violence in contemporary culture and a hilarious farce in true Martin McDonagh fashion. 

This brazen and unapologetically blood-curdling farce combines comedy and violence in a darkly funny portrait of rivalries among terrorists for whom killing, torturing and bombing are just day-jobs.

Kathryn says: “Mitch and I are so excited to be directing the Lieutenant of Inishmore with Lane Cove Theatre Company. As big fans of Martin McDonagh, we wanted to direct this show because of its masterful combination of comedy and terror. Set during The Troubles in Ireland, this show is unlike anything you’ve ever seen with it’s extreme (hilarious) violence, and ability to satirise one of history’s most horrific civil wars.”

By arrangement with Origin Music Australia on behalf of Samuel French Ltd.

10-26 May 2024 at The Performance Space @ St Aidan's

1 Christina Street, Longueville

Tickets $30 / $25 conc / $23 groups 10+ / add $10 cheeseplate/$8 dessertplate

Online booking

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