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MISTERMAN

written by Enda Walsh

Inishfree might seem like a quaint Irish town, but fierce evangelist Thomas Magill knows better. He knows that jovial Dwain Flynn is a miserable drunk; that Timmy O’Leary enslaves his lovely mother; and that sweet Mrs Cleary is a blasphemous flirt.

It is down to Thomas, with God on his shoulder, to save this sinful place. But the townsfolk are not listening. An angel is misbehaving and a barking dog will not be silenced. Just how far will Thomas go in his quest for salvation?

Enda Walsh’s seductive play returns home to the Granary Theatre, eighteen years after it first premiered in 1999. Presented by American company Resolve Productions, MISTERMAN is an examination of a young man’s descent into religious mania in small-town Ireland. A terrifying portrait of innocence turned toxic, that dares you not to look away, this is a production not to be missed.

€15/12

Part of the THEATRE FEAST Season. Click here for full programme: Theatre Feast Programme

 

About the writer: Enda Walsh is a playwright and screenwriter who shot to fame when he won both the George Devine Award and the Stewart Parker Award in 1997 with his play Disco Pigs. In 2007 and 2008, Walsh won Fringe First Awards at the Edinburgh Festival for his plays The Walworth Farce and The New Electric Ballroom. The former led the Guardian to name him “one of the most dazzling wordsmiths of contemporary theatre.” In 2011 Once, Enda’s adaptation of the film by John Carney, opened off-broadway. Critically acclaimed, it moved to Broadway in 2012, where it picked up eight Tony Awards, including Best Book before premiering in London’s West End in April 2013.