The Cripple of Inishmaan (2012)

Hilarious, thoughtful, and sometimes genuinely scary; the effect of a Hollywood film crew on an eccentric rural community...

May 12th to 19th 2012

Written by Martin McDonagh

Directed by Craig Shelton

Set on a remote island off the west coast of Ireland in 1934, this is a strange comic tale in the great tradition of Irish storytelling. As word arrives on Inishmaan that the Hollywood director Robert Flaherty is coming to the neighbouring island of Inishmore to film 'Man of Aran', the one person who wants to be in the film more than anybody is young Cripple Billy, if only to break away from the bitter tedium of his daily life.