Cast announced for The Lieutenant of Inishmore at The Everyman

The Everyman’s 60th birthday year continues with Martin McDonagh’s brutal, hilarious masterpiece, The Lieutenant of Inishmore from Saturday, 21 September, to Saturday, 12 October.  

Directed by Chris Sonnex, Artistic Director of Cardboard Citizens (an Associate Company at the Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse), an all Irish and Northern Irish cast includes Katherine Devlin, Jason Kelly, Taylor McClaine, Cameron McKendrick, Julian Moore-Cook, Michael Tient and Alan Turkington.

Mixing cats, killers and casual violence, The Lieutenant of Inishmore is the shocking, savage and sadistically funny winner of the Olivier Award for Best Comedy from Martin McDonagh; the acclaimed writer of In Bruges, The Pillowman and The Banshees of Inisherin.

Set on the remote Aran Islands, the story follows Padraic, a ruthless Irish National Liberation Army enforcer, who returns home to find that his beloved cat, Wee Thomas, has been killed. What ensues is a series of darkly hilarious and brutal events that expose the absurdity of extremist violence.

Taking the role of Padraic is Julian Moore-Cook, who has numerous tv roles that include The Peripheral, Derry Girls and Peaky Blinders, and recent theatre credits including Underdog: The Other Other Brontë (National Theatre and Northern Stage) and Cowbois (RSC and Royal Court). The role of Donny is played by Alan Turkington, Michael Tient is Brendan and Taylor McClaine plays Davey. Katherine Devlin, recently seen on BBC TV in Blue Lights takes the role of Mairead.

The Everyman has always championed emerging talent and the cast for The Lieutenant of Inishmore is no exception with two graduates from Liverpool John Moores University: Cameron Mckendrick is Christy and Jason Kelly, makes his professional stage debut as Joey.

Mark Da Vanzo, the theatres’ Chief Executive said, “As part of the Everyman’s 60th birthday celebrations, this production underscores our commitment to daring, thought-provoking and relevant work. Blending dark comedy and biting satire, Martin McDonagh’s brilliant play is sure to be a hugely entertaining and surprising night at the theatre.”

The Lieutenant of Inishmore Set & Costume design is by Ellie Light (whose previous Everyman credits include Cherry Jezebel and Top Girls); Lighting Designer is Laura Howard; the Composer & Sound Designer is Jenny O’Malley; Fight & Intimacy Director is Claire Llewellyn of RC-Annie; with casting by Áine O’Sullivan.

There are accessible performances, with Captioning available on Wednesday, 25 September, at 7.30pm, Audio Description on Thursday, 3 October, at 7.30pm and a BSL Interpreted show on Thursday, 10 October. A post-show Q&A will take place on Wednesday, 2 October. Tickets priced from £11 to £36 are available now from www.everymanplayhouse.com/whats-on/the-lieutenant-of-inishmore

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