The Lieutenant of Inishmore - STUDENT EDITION
Published by Methuen
6 Male 2 Female
Who knocked Wee Thomas over on the lonely road on the island of Inishmore, and was it an accident?
"Mad Padraig" will want to know when he gets back from a stint of torture and chip shop bombing in Northern Ireland - he loves that cat more than life itself
A farcical look at political violence as it's played out during The Troubles in Northern Ireland against the drab backdrop of a bare, rustic Irish cottage and unending boredom in an inhospitable environment in which a mutilated cat sets off a murderous cycle of revenge
A wildly funny and gruesome portrayal of an Irish terrorist who is numb to the feelings of his victims, but yet completely attached to and sentimental about his pet cat.
The cat is reported dead when Padriac is away bombing civilian targets in Northern Ireland as a one-man splinter group and his family and friends in Inishmore desperately try to conceal the cat's death and what caused it before he returns
'A brave satire... Swiftianly savage and parodic... with explicit brutal actino and lines which sing with grace and wit' Observer
"Martin McDonagh is both a powerful writer of staying power and an individual talent within a powerful tradition ... His is a voice you will want to hear again" ~ Sunday Times
STUDENT EDITION - includes Commentary + Notes