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The Lieutenant of Inishmore

MCG Artistic Director Michael Grandage directs stage and screen actor Aidan Turner in The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Martin McDonagh’s critically acclaimed, brilliant satire on terrorism. 

Mad Padraic may be a terrorist deemed too violent to be a member of the IRA, but he has one weakness: he loves his cat more than anything in the world. When he returns from bombing and torturing in Northern Ireland to find that his cat has been run over on the island of Inishmore, Mad Padraic will be seeking some answers to the fate of Wee Thomas.

Best known for playing the title role in BBC’s hit series Poldark, Aidan Turner plays mad Padraic in this hilarious, acute observation of violence in contemporary culture. The production comes on the heels of Michael Grandage’s award-winning production of another McDonagh play, The Cripple of Inishman, in 2013.

Book your tickets for The Lieutenant of Inishmore at the Noel Coward Theatre in London today!


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85-88 St Martins Lane London WC2N 4AU

Cancellation Policy

No refunds after booking. 

Delivery Method

Collect at the venue on the day (the venue may require a form of ID).


The running time of THE LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE is 1 Hour and 50 minutes including a 15 minute interval

please: note: latecomers will NOT be admitted.

Good To Know

*Please note Thursday 30th August 7.30pm performance will be filmed*

How Does It Work

Please print confirmation email and bring along with you to your performance. 

Suitable For Children

Age recommendation: 16+

As an advisory to adults who might bring young people. All persons aged under 16 must be accompanied and sat next to the accompanying adult. They may not sit on their own within the auditorium. If children do have separate seats you could be refused entry. All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

When Can I Go

23rd June 2018 - 8th September 2018

Performance Times

Monday - Saturday: 7.30pm

Wednesday & Saturday: 3.00pm

Where Do I Go

Noël Coward Theatre, St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4AU 

How To Get There:

Train: Charing Cross (approx. 200m) 

Tube: Leicester Square (approx. 100m) 

Bus: 24, 29, 176 

Noel Coward Theatre

85-88 St Martins Lane London WC2N 4AU

Latest customer reviews

  • The Lieutenant of Inishmore

    21 July 2018

    Fantastic production.. I would highly recommend it. Funny but very Dark at the same time. Stellar cast.

    Caroline Downey Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Making McDonagh Proud

    21 July 2018

    This excellent staging of McDonagh's play (with stand-out parts played by Aidan Turner, Charlie Murphy and Chris Walley) proved how excellent timing and acting can allow a comedy as horrid as this to create uproaring laughter from murder. I hope I have the chance to see this rendition of the play on video back in the U.S.

    Scott B. Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • A truly black comedy!

    20 July 2018

    I never thought I would laugh so at the actions in this play but humour overwhelmed the darkness. Teamwork showed in the casting.

    Sheila Peace Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • The Lieutenant of Inishmore

    20 July 2018

    Really great evening - the play was very funny and I would definitely recommend it. The whole cast were excellent.

    Sheila Confirmed ticket purchaser

Latest critic reviews

  • "This is comedy at its blackest... McDonagh's real gift is for pushing a situation to its most brutal extreme, and being funny with it."

    The Guardian

  • Put it this way - when the 35-year-old heartthrob (Aidan Turner) makes his entrance, there's an explosion of applause."

    The Telegraph

  • "A savagely funny satirical farce on the terrorist mentality. Turner does it proud with a performance that shows a masterful command of its Synge-meets-Tarantino tone. "

    The Independent

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