McDonagh's Blood-Drenched Inishmore Returns To the U.K.

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Following its success at the Barbican earlier this year, Martin McDonagh's The Lieutenant of Inishmore returns to the London stage at the Garrick, where it replaces — and makes a dramatic contrast to — Kenneth Lonergan's This Is Our Youth.

In Lonergan's play, there is an implicit threat of, and several references to, offstage violence; in McDonagh's black comedy, the violence is very much onstage, and is not for the squeamish.

The back of the Garrick is close to the rear of the Duke of York's, where another Irish play is running, the much lighter (though it has its moment of tragedy) comedy Stones in his Pockets.

—By Paul Webb Theatrenow