The Cripple of Inishmaan
Noel Coward Theatre | West End | June, 2013
A play by Martin McDonagh
Directed by Michael Grandage
Starring Daniel Radcliffe
Set on the remote island of Inishmaan off the west coast of Ireland, word arrives that a Hollywood film is being made on the neighboring island of Inishmore. The one person who wants to be in the film more than anybody is young Cripple Billy, if only to break away from the bitter tedium of his daily life. Martin McDonagh’s comic masterpiece examines an ordinary coming of age in extraordinary circumstances and confirms his position as one of the most original Irish voices to emerge in the second half of the twentieth century. (Read more at playbill.com.)
[T]he finest piece of acting I have seen all year...This is theatre with a living, beating heart."
- The Telegraph
"Radcliffe's honest, sensitive, unshowy performance, by admirably refusing to milk the part for pathos, gives you clear, touching access to the finer-grained spirit that sets the character apart."
- The Independent
"Radcliffe also has the precious gift, vital in a play full of narrative surprises, of seeming artful and vulnerable at the same time....He makes you care about a character who, in some ways, is a clever literary conceit."
- The Guardian