Aidan Turner at the opening night of The Lieutenant of Inishmore

Martin McDonagh’s violent play runs as part of Michael Grandage’s West End season

Aidan Turner
Aidan Turner
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Aidan Turner, and the cast of The Lieutenant of Inishmore in the West End last night.

Martin McDonagh's play is revived as part of Michael Grandage's West End season, and tells of Padraic, a terrorist too violent for the IRA, who returns home because his beloved cat is ill.

The piece stars Turner as the gun-toting Padraic 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).

Stars including Ciarán Hinds, Elliott Levey, Una Stubbs, Bertie Carvel and more attended opening night at the Noël Coward Theatre.