McDonagh’s world remains caustic and askew


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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