Published: August 2009
Padraic, a maverick lieutenant refused entry to the I.R.A for being 'too mad', rushes back to Inishmore upon hearing the news that 'his only friend in the world', wee Thomas the Cat, is 'poorly'. Finding that his cat has had his brains blown out, he goes in search of justice for his murdered friend. First produced in 2001 by the Royal Shakespeare Company, The Lieutenant of Inishmore is McDonagh's daring, satirical engagement with Republican paramilitaries. This Student Edition features includes extensive commentary and study aids ideal for both students and teachers.