The Cripple of Inishmaan

Today I had the opportunity to meet up with the cast of ‘The Cripple of Inishmaan’ for their dress rehearsal at the ADC Theatre.

“Ireland musn’t be such a bad place, so, if the Yanks want to come here to do their filming.”

It’s 1934 in the small island community on Inishmaan, and the gossip is flying because Hollywood director Robert Flaherty is coming to neighboring Inishmore to film his big hit ‘Man of Aran’- and there’s a small chance that some of the locals might get cast. No one is more excited by this opportunity than ‘Cripple’ Billy, who longs to escape from his tedious daily life and the shadow of being defined by his disability.

Martin McDonagh’s pitch black comedy examines an ordinary coming of age story in extraordinary circumstances. This script will simultaneously have you crying with laughter and holding your breath in apprehension. Don’t miss this beautiful homage to Irish story-telling.

(Text from Camdram)

The cast warming up before the dress rehearsal.

Reviews: Varsity (4/5), TCS (9/10), Tab (3/5)

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Cast
Helen – Eve Delaney
Bartley – Toby Waterworth
Kate – Kim Alexander
Eileen – Ellie Cole
Johnnypateenmike – Henry Phillips
Babby Bobby – Ed Limb
Mammy – Sabrina Gilby
Doctor – Henry Eaton-Mercer
Billy – Conor Dumbrell

Production Team
Director – Rebecca Vaa
Assistant Director – Caroline Yu
Producer – Charlotte Stephenson
Stage Manager – Tom Bevan
Deputy Stage Manager – Emily Haggard
Set Designer – Carina Harford
Technical Director – George Bateman
Master Carpenter – George Bateman
Sound Designer – Peter Lord
Lighting Designer – Armand Feuilleaubois
Costume Designer – Jana Panakova
Publicity Designer – Isobel Hedley
Headshot Photographer – Amelia Oakley
Rehearsal Photographer – Johannes Hjorth
Programme Designer – Oscar Yang
Set Painter – Ada Gunther

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