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Martin McDonagh's "The Cripple of Innishmaan"

The Mill Arts Centre
Event organized by The Mill Arts Centre

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In 1934, on a small island off the West coast of Ireland, the arrival of a Hollywood film crew on a neighbouring island gives local youngsters the chance to escape the island and head for the USA.

Local disabled orphan, Billy, able and bright, and in love with local girl Helen, is cared for by two aged aunts. He is derided by the locals and protected by his aunts. Billy, desperate to audition, to break away from the bitter tedium of his daily life, persuades a local fisherman to take him to the neighbouring island by telling him he is dying of TB. Billy is cast in the film and goes to the USA.

What does he discover about Hollywood? Will he return home to ‘get the girl’?

This bleakly comic tale, with vivid images of all aspects of human life, where truth is uncovered gradually, successfully plucks at your heartstrings with deep, dark and powerful humour.

For more details see www.banburycrossplayers.org.uk

Very strong language
Presented by arrangement with Samuel French Ltd