The Cripple of Inishmaan

Greystones Players presents 

The Cripple of Inishmaan by Martin McDonagh

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

It’s 1934, and the small Aran Islands community of Inishmaan (Inis Meáin) is abuzz with the news that a Hollywood director and film crew have arrived on the neighbouring island of Inishmore (Inis Mór) to make a documentary about life there. ‘Cripple’ Billy Claven, a young orphan with big dreams, sees his golden opportunity to escape the poverty and boredom of his life there and make it big. The film is Robert J. Flaherty’s Man of Aran, and Billy is determined to be in it, come hell or high water.

Since its premier in 1996, The Cripple of Inishmaan has been produced countless times, and this dark comedy has taken its rightful place as one of the great Irish plays of the modern era.

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