BY MARTIN MCDONAGH
WEDNESDAY 29 MARCH
A rehearsed reading for NT Ed followed by a Q&A with the director and cast.
“Mad Padraic” cares about one thing, and one thing only, and – despite his title as the lieutenant of Inishmore’s Irish National Liberation Army – it’s not the fight for Irish independence. It’s his cat.
When Padraic learns that ‘Wee Thomas’ has been killed, he rushes home to the island of Inishmore, much to the relief of the Belfast drug-pusher whose nipples he was about to remove.
As Padraic pursues revenge, bodies pile up in his wake. However, fierce though he may be, Padriac’s soft spot for ‘Wee Thomas’ is the Achilles’ heel his enemies are targeting.
This brazen and unapologetic farce combines comedy and violence in a dark and bloody portrait of internecine rivalries among terrorists for whom killing, torturing and bombing are just jobs.
Director Mark G Nagle
Director’s Assistant/Narrator Lyndsey Fay Mcnaught
Sebastian Angborn, Zac Bush, Tom Coyne
James Moir, Mark O’Connor, Claire Oehme
Seamus Quinn, Paul Rafferty
Wed 29 Mar, 11.30am & 7.30pm
$10 per student, accompanying teachers free
Running time: 115 minutes (including interval) plus 15 minute Q&A
Warnings: adult themes, strong language, violence, weapons on stage
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