In June 2013 Michael Grandage’s star-studded series at the Noël Coward Theatre continues with “The Cripple of Inishmaan” with “Harry Potter” star Daniel Radcliffe in the lead role. It will be the latest opportunity to see Radcliffe on the stage since his acclaimed appearances in both the West End and on Broadway, whilst also providing another opportunity to witness the work of one of the capital’s most renowned directors. So it has a lot going for it, with Martin McDonagh’s dark comedy celebrated since its premiere in the 1990s and the work of both Radcliffe and Grandage surely capable of attracting a sizable London theatre crowd.
In “The Cripple of Inishmaan” we witness one boy’s attempts to escape the boredom and poverty of his life on the island of Inishmaan off the West coast of Ireland in the 1930s. Young cripple Billy learns of a Hollywood film crew arriving to shoot a documentary on the neighbouring island of Inishmore and he wants nothing more than to be a part of it, hoping for his chance to find a better life. In McDonagh’s celebrated comic play we get behind Billy and hope for his Once-in-a-lifetime chance.
Daniel Radcliffe is known around the world thanks to his portrayal of Harry Potter in the movie adaptations of J. K. Rowling’s famous children’s novels. He first portrayed the role in “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” in 2001 and completed the series last year with the release of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” in 2011. Over the years he has also appeared in movies like “The Woman in Black” (which is also a stage show at the Fortune Theatre) and stage productions like “The Play What I Wrote” at the Wyndham’s Theatre in 2002 and “Equus” at the Gielgud Theatre in 2008 (which he also took to Broadway).
Martin McDonagh’s 1996 play first premiered at the National Theatre and has appeared on international stages as well. Now it appears at the Noël Coward Theatre alongside a range of other shows as part of Michael Grandage’s series at the venue, which also sees “Peter and Alice” with Judi Dench appear earlier in 2013, as well as “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in September.
“The Cripple of Inishmaan” is at the Noël Coward Theatre from Tuesday 18th June 2013 (previews from Saturday 8th June 2013).
|Booking From:||Saturday, 8th June 2013|
|Booking Until:||Saturday, 31st August 2013|
|Matinees:||Wednesday and Saturday 2.30pm|
|Evenings:||Monday to Saturday 7.30pm|
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