The Cripple of Inishmaan
“I shouldn’t laugh at you Billy… But I will!”
Written by Martin McDonagh and directed by Michael Grandage, Daniel Radcliffe stared as “Cripple Billy” Claven, an orphan living in Inishmaan, an island off the West Coast of Ireland, with his two Aunties, Kate and Eileen.
When a Hollywood director visits the neighbouring island of Inishmore, the locals clamour for their once-in-a-lifetime chance at movie stardom. But it’s Billy, crippled since birth, who gets the opportunity to go to America and audition for a film that he hopes will be his ticket off the island for good.
Daniel Radcliffe – Billy Claven
Gillian Hanna – Eileen Osbourne
Ingrid Craigie – Kate Osbourne
Sarah Greene – Helen McCormick
Conor MacNeill – Bartley McCormick
Pat Shortt – Johnny O’Dougal
Pádraic Delaney – Babbybobby
Gary Lilburn – Doctor McSharry
June Watson – Mammy O’Dougal
The Cripple of Inishmaan was performed at the Noel Coward theatre in the West End of London. It ran from June 8th until August 31st 2013.
The play transferred to the Cort theater on Broadway on April 12th where it opened for a limited run until July 20th 2014.
“The finest piece of acting I’ve seen all year.” – The Telegraph
“Daniel Radcliffe has truly come of age as an actor.” – Playbill
“It affords Mr. Radcliffe the chance to deliver his most satisfying stage work to date.” – New York Times
“…It’s Radcliffe, the instant movie superstar, who commands the stage as a lost boy who only wishes he could become a faraway Hollywood somebody. Perhaps his most commendable facet is–as it was on the New York stage–that he eagerly embraces his status as an ensemble performer.” – Huffington Post
“Mr. Radcliffe grasps that perception with sensitivity and firmness. His performance is remarkable precisely because you realize that his character is not.” – Ben Brantley