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The Lieutenant Of Inishmore (In Your Face Theatre)

By | Published on Friday 22 August 2014

In a movie, when a character is led into a room lined with sheets of polythene, they tend to realise what’s in store for them pretty quickly. In the same way, when an audience is led into a room lined with polythene, then given ponchos and bin bags to protect themselves from fake blood, they know what’s coming. Martin McDonagh – writer of ‘In Bruges’ – has a proven penchant for exquisite black comedy; this production adds something magical in the intimate, immersive presentation. The audience were delighted, in a constant cycle of laughing, gasping and ducking faux-arterial spray. I won’t spoil any of the details except to say that is bloody, funny, and bloody good fun.

Hill Street Drama Lodge, until 24 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 [Andrew Leask]