'The Cripple of Inishmaan' - Visit North Mayo

‘The Cripple of Inishmaan’

Set on the remote island of Inishmaan, off the west coast of Ireland in the 1930s, “The Cripple of Inishmaan”, written by Martin McDonagh (Writer and Director of ‘The Banshees of Inisherin‘), is about a young man called Billy Claven whose parents died at sea when he was a baby.

He has been raised by two soft-hearted foster-aunts Kate and Eileen. Relentlessly ridiculed by the other islanders, “Cripple Billy” seizes a chance to escape the tedium of his confined life on Inishmaan and become a famous actor when an American film crew comes to the neighbouring island to make the film “Man of Aran”.

Many of the islanders are excited to be part of it – but none more than young Billy, who develops a reckless scheme to escape the tedium of his grim life. 

Advisory Note

*Adult content, not suitable for under 16s*

€16 – €18 Early booking advised.

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