The Lieutenant of Inishmore: Troubles satire shies away from its own darker truths

The harsh dissonances in this Martin McDonagh revival– in which comedy and violence bloodily mingle – are played for laughs

23rd February, 2020
The Lieutenant of Inishmore:  Troubles satire shies away from its own darker truths
Cillian Ó Gairbhí, Alex Murphy, Paul Mescal, Desmond Eastwood, Don Wycherley, Cillian Lenaghan in The Lieutenant of Inishmore. Picture: Patrick Redmond

The Lieutenant of Inishmore

Gaiety Theatre, Dublin

Rating: ***

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