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Aidan Turner and the cast of The Lieutenant of Inishmore in rehearsals

The revival of Martin McDonagh's play opens in the West End next month

Aidan Turner in rehearsals for The Lieutenant of Inishmore
© Marc Brenner

Photos have been released offering a first look at The Lieutenant of Inishmore in rehearsals, ahead of the show's West End opening next month.

Directed by Michael Grandage as part of his West End season (which began with the production of John Logan's Red).

the show stars Aidan Turner (Poldark, The Hobbit), alongside Charlie Murphy (Peaky Blinders), Denis Conway (Wallenstein), Will Irvine (Lady Chatterley's Lover), Brian Martin (Boudica), Daryl McCormack (Othello), Julian Moore-Cook (Mother Courage and Her Children), and Chris Walley (Young Offenders). It also stars a cat.


Originally performed by the RSC in 2001, McDonagh's black comedy is set in Ireland in the early 1990s, and satirises terrorism and nationalism in the modern day. It has set and costume designs by Christopher Oram, lighting by Neil Austin, and sound and music by Adam Cork.

The show is McDonagh's second to open in London, with new play A Very Very Very Dark Matter premiering at the Bridge Theatre in autumn.