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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

  • No catcalls!

    17 July 2018

    Whilst this play may not have the resonance of when it was first written, it is certainly an excellent evening's entertainment. A strong cast overall bring the play's dark comedy to the stage with energy and commitment. Not for the squeamish!

    Jenny Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • 17 July 2018

    Very black humour , very funny and well executed production.

    CS Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • The lieutenant of Inishmore

    15 July 2018

    Brilliant! Sharp, Funny and a brilliant cast. Well worth a visit. No gimmicks; a simple set, with fantastic storyline. Pure brilliance 👍

    Sue Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Feckin' Brilliant!

    15 July 2018

    We loved the show. I must admit to being quite nervous after reading newspaper reviews, but this show is 'laugh out loud' funny from the start. Beautifully acted and creatively staged. The really good thing is it doesnt all hang on the presence of Aiden Turner (although for some ladies sat near me it clearly did); each member of the cast has a starring role and performs beautifully. Wonderful comic timing and range from all involved. My only worry is how they get the blood off the walls between matinee and evening performance?!

    Bridget 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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