The Lieutenant of Inishmore Now Showing in Lane Cove

The Lane Cove Theatre Company’s second production of the year is The Lieutenant of Inishmore by Martin McDonagh.

The play is directed by Kathryn Thomas and Mitch Garling on 10-26 May at The Performance Space @ St Aidan’s in Longueville.

It’s a darkly comedic HSC classic.

Director 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.”

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 chipshop 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 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.


– BroadwayWorld

“One of the greatest and most improbable comedies of the decade” – The Guardian

How to Book

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


Other Lane Cove Theatre Company Productions in 2024

Radium Girls
By D.W Gregory
Directed by Kathy Petrakis
9-25 August 2024

Book Here

Music By Jeanine Tesori
Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire
8-24 November 2024

Book Here

Find out more here.

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