Druid Theatre's

The Cripple of Inishmaan

March 16 - 27, 2011

in CST's Courtyard Theater

A World's Stage Production
from Ireland
by Martin McDonagh
directed by Garry Hynes

A triumph! One of those rare and enchanted productions that will live in the memory of all...

Chicago Sun-Times


The Play

A Hollywood documentary crew lands on an impoverished Irish isle where, despite the gossip and gibes of his eccentric neighbors, the ambitious orphan Billy "Cripple" Claven vies for his shot at stardom. The New York Post calls the Olivier Award-winning Martin McDonagh (The Pillowman, The Beauty Queen of Leenane) a "playwright to reckon with...his comic talent appears unlimited." Join the world-renowned Druid Theatre in collaboration with Atlantic Theatre Company for this savagely funny and brutally honest tale—one that, in the great tradition of Irish storytelling, promises to stay with you long after you leave the theater.



The Cripple of Inishmaan

Video: 2011 - Druid presents The Cripple of Inishmaan by Martin McDonagh - US & Irish Tour 2011


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Critical Acclaim

Reviews of The Cripple of Inishmaan.
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Performance History

Performance history of The Cripple of Inishmaan from conception in 1996-2011.
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DECEPTIVELY WELL MADE: A Scholar's Perspective

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The Players

Creative Team

Martin McDonagh Playwright

Garry Hynes Director

Francis O'Connor Designer

Davy Cunningham Lighting Design

John Leonard Sound Designer

J. David Brimmer Fight Director

Colin Towns Composer


Atlantic Theater Company 


Liam Carney Babbybobby

Nancy E. Carroll Mammy O'Dougal

Ingrid Craigie Kate

Dermot Crowley Johnnypateenmike

Clare Dunne Slippy Helen

Laurence Kinlan Bartley

Dearbhla Molloy Eileen

Tadhg Murphy Billy Claven

Paul Vincent O'Connor Doctor McSharry

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