Plans to transfer Martin McDonagh's controversial play, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, look to be shaping up. The RSC production, directed by Wilson Milam, finishes its run at the Barbican Pit on 23 February and may make its way across town after that. The playwright has in the past made very public his annoyance with both the National and Royal Court theatres. The former refused to stage The Lieutenant of Inishmore, on political grounds, and the second apparently never even acknowledged his submission, despite that fact that it was, at the time, staging a successful run of his Leenane Trilogy (The Beauty Queen of Leenane, A Skull in Connemara and Lonesome West). The RSC that went on to take the risk last spring, when The Lieutenant of Inishmore first opened in Stratford. Billed as a black farce, the play is the second in McDonagh's Aran Isles Irish trilogy and deals with torture, bombings and a dead cat.