SOME OF Ireland’s rising film and television stars will be taking to the West End with one of Ireland’s most celebrated writer and directors this year.
Having cleaned up at the Golden Globes with his latest film, Three Billboard Outside Ebbing, Missouri, writer and director Martin McDonagh is preparing to bring his talents to the West End in the summer.
McDonagh will bring his play The Lieutenant of Inishmore to London’s Noel Coward Theatre from 4 July until 8 September of this year, with previews starting from June 23.
Among the cast are some of the most exciting talents to emerge from the Irish acting industry in years, with stars from Love/Hate and Young Offenders set to take the stage.
Charlie Murphy from Love/Hate and more recently Peaky Blinders will take a lead role on the stage. The actress has become something of a one to watch thanks to recent performances in some of television’s most popular programmes.
Charlie will be joined by Young Offenders star Chris Walley. Walley turned a lot of heads last year with his performance in the Cork-based comedy flick.
Also among the cast are Denis Conway of Wallenstein, Will Irvine of Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Brian Martin from Boudica, Daryl McCormack of Othello and Julian Moore-Cook of Mother Courage and Her Children.
Described as a black comedy which looks at terrorism and nationalism in the modern day, the show will be directed by Michael Grandage as part of his season in the West End.
The Lieutenant of Inishman was originally performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company in 2001 and the story is set in Ireland during the early 1990’s.