Thursday August 13, 2020

McDonagh’s world remains caustic and askew

Theatre

30th August, 2015
Martin Lucey, Denis Foley and Rowan Finken in The Lonesome West

The Lonesome West

By Martin McDonagh Everyman Theatre, Cork; tours to the Civic Theatre, Tallaght, from September 15-19 Directed by Geoff Gould Rating: ***½

Druid Theatre director Garry Hynes was the first to bring Martin McDonagh’s macabre imagination to the stage. While promoting a production of one of his early plays, Hynes suggested that his characters were essentially “monstrous children”. It’s an especially apt description of the protagonists in The Lonesome West, the...

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