When Druid stages Martin McDonagh’s The Cripple of Inishmaan in Galway on Wednesday June 22, the cast and crew will have clocked up 20,000 miles, 1,800 bed nights, and cracked 1,000 eggs - one of the longest tours by any Irish theatre company.
The five month US and Irish tour of The Cripple... has received widespread praise from audiences and critics alike and the US tour featured as one of the highlights of Imagine Ireland, Culture Ireland’s year-long season of Irish arts in the US in 2011.
Now the play is coming back to County Galway where it will be performed in the Town Hall Theatre from Wednesday June 22 to Friday 24 at 8pm (Wednesday and Thursday ) and at 4.30pm and 8.30pm (Friday ). For tickets contact 091 - 569777 or www.tht.ie The Cripple... will also be staged in Halla Naomh Eoin, Inis Meáin, Aran Islands, on Sunday June 26 at 1.30pm and 8.30pm. The tour ends with the Inis Meáin production and tickets for this show are now sold out.
As well as these shows, Druid will present Dermot Crowley and Dearbhla Molloy’s production of Give Me Your Hand in the Druid Lane Theatre on June 21 and 23 at 11pm. These superb actors will perform poetry by Paul Durcan that was inspired by paintings in the National Gallery in London. The show is best described as an imaginative stroll through the gallery through the eyes and words of Paul Durcan.
For tickets to Give Me Your Hand contact the Town Hall on 091 - 569777 or www.tht.ie