Full casting has been announced for The Cripple Of Inishmaan, the third entry in the Michael Grandage season at the West End's Noël Coward Theatre. The previously announced Daniel Radcliffe (pictured) stars in the title role of Cripple Billy in Martin McDonagh's play, which commences performances on 8 June prior to its official opening on 18 June.
Joining the erstwhile Harry Potter star in the cast will be Pádraic Delaney, Ingrid Craigie, Conor MacNeill, Sarah Greene, Gillian Hanna, Gary Lilburn, Pat Shortt and June Watson.
The production is the third entry in the five-play Grandage season. It follows on from the Simon Russell Beale-starring Privates On Parade and current Noël Coward incumbent Peter & Alice, which stars Judi Dench and Ben Whishaw.
McDonagh's darkly comic classic examines an ordinary coming of age in extraordinary circumstances. On the remote island of Inishmaan off the west coast of Ireland, word arrives that a Hollywood film is being made on the neighboring island of Inishmore. The one person who wants to be in the film more than anybody is young Cripple Billy, who is desperate to break away from the bitter tedium of his daily life.
As with all the other entries in his star-studded, self-titled season, Grandage himself will direct what will be the play's first major London revival since its premiere at the National Theatre in 1996. It subsequently played Off-Broadway in 1998 and again in 2009.
The production designer is Christopher Oram, lighting is by Paule Constable and the score and sound design are by by Alex Baronowski.