Misterman - National Theatre

Pro reviewers average 2014-09-20 Inishfree might seem like a quaint Irish town, but fierce evangelist Thomas Magill knows better. He knows jovial Dwain Flynn is a miserable drunk, that Timmy O’Leary enslaves his lovely mother and that sweet Mrs Cleary is a blasphemous flirt. It i... Inishfree might seem like a quaint Irish town, but fierce evangelist Thomas Magill knows better. He knows jovial Dwain Flynn is a miserable drunk, that Timmy O’Leary enslaves his lovely mother and that sweet Mrs Cleary is a blasphemous flirt. It is down to Thomas, with God on his shoulder, to save this sinful place. But the townsfolk are not listening, an angel is misbehaving and a barking dog will not be silenced. Just how far will Thomas go in his quest for salvation? 3.7
Running dates from Apr 14 2012 to May 28 2012
Theatre National Theatre
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Quentin Letts (Daily Mail)
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Michael Coveney (What's on Stage, Independent)
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Fiona Mountford (Evening Standard)
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Sarah Hemming (Financial Times)
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Caroline McGinn (Time Out)
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Cabe Franklin
Cillian Murphy works hard to summon up a Irish town that's whatever the opposite of an idyll is - but in the end this is just an average Fringe show with incredible production values. Murphy runs all over the massive Lyttleton stage, made up convincingly as a derelict warehouse, recreating the events of a day as observed by a highly religious and unhinged young man. Murphy works incredibly hard, but crazy only has so many notes to it, especially in an Irish accent. In terms of character and plot, Enda Walsh's script is really only on par with anything you could see a hundred times a day in Edinburgh for 8 quid. Nonetheless, it's a spectacle perhaps worth seeing for its uniqueness, and the National giving it such gangbuster support is impressive.

Overview, Cast and Creatives

Genre Drama
Synopsis
Inishfree might seem like a quaint Irish town, but fierce evangelist Thomas Magill knows better. He knows jovial Dwain Flynn is a miserable drunk, that Timmy O’Leary enslaves his lovely mother and that sweet Mrs Cleary is a blasphemous flirt. It is down to Thomas, with God on his shoulder, to save this sinful place. But the townsfolk are not listening, an angel is misbehaving and a barking dog will not be silenced. Just how far will Thomas go in his quest for salvation?
Author Enda Walsh
Director Enda Walsh
Featured Actors/Actresses Cillian Murphy
Designer Jamie Vartan
Lighting Designer Adam Silverman
Sound Gregory Clarke
Music Donnacha Dennehy