The Cripple of Inishmaan Reviews
Colin McLeod from London,
AN UNEXPECTED TREAT
This production was excellent, and the performance I saw flawless. The set design was excellent with strong and moody lighting really setting the scene. But it was the performances of the cast that were so brilliant, with not a weak link to be seen. Daniel Radcliffe deserves every bit of praise for his performance of the central character Crippled Billy, with just the right balance of strength, pride and pathos. You can see Radcliffe working to shake of his Potter persona and this play will most definitely make people see him in a different light. All the cast were excellent but special praise is due to Sarah Greene, who plyed the main love interest Helen a feisty, strong-spirited woman who could be both tormentor and sweetheart. This season of 6 plays has been excellent throughout, but for my money "Cripple of Inishmaan" has been the jewel in the crown.
Chris Webster from USA
GREAT PLAY, GREAT ACTING
I had the pleasure of seeing this twice while on vacation in. London in June, was glad that I did. The entire cast was EXCELLENT. It's what acting is all about. If you want to see what acting IS all about, just go to London. The British have got it down. I was lucky enough to see Daniel Radcliffe in NY when he was both in Equus, and How to Succeed in Business. In my opinion, he is the next great British talent that will continue to grow. Mr. Radcliffe is BRILLANT in this show. Don't miss it if you can go!
Cathy from London,
Myself and my husband went to watch this on Saturday night we loved it it was so funny we laughed the whole way threw it great acting would recommend going to see
Inishmaan. from London,
If you are attending the play for the main purpose of seeing daniel radcliffe act you will be pleasantly surprised, the play is quite funny and touching. However, the story line and plot seemed to jump a bit which was my only slight letdown. There is some adult language.
Reviewer from London,
GOOD BUT FORGETTABLE
I did enjoy it, the story is touching at points. However, no one really stood out and it didn't blow me away - could be forgettable.
John Ruppeck from London, visiting from Seattle, Wa.
PLAY OR FILM
This is a great play by a great playwright. The direction, sets, lighting and music were excellent. All the actors were very fine, BUT I had the feeling I was watching two different productions, one enacted for the stage by everyone EXCEPT Mr. Radcliffe, and the film version in which he seemed to be appearing. There is absolutely nothing wrong with playing a character small, unless all about you are playing large.
J. Brooks from St. Paul, MN USA
OUTSTANDING SCRIPT/STORY AND ENSEMBLE
Saw the play in August. Both my husband and myself felt that the story and script were excellent: powerful, poignant and thoughtful. The skill of the ensemble was in general, a tour de force with the exception of its "star" Daniel Radcliffe. We both felt that although he was acting his heart out (...and it was evident he was "ACTING"), his performance was the weakest link of the ensemble. His over-the-top performance however, is no reason to miss the opportunity to see this exceptional play and superb performances by the cast, in general.
What you thought
Seen The Cripple of Inishmaan? Loved it? Hated it?
Help your fellow London Theatreland visitors by leaving the first review. Everyone will love you for it, we promise!Write a review now
What we thought
Questionable interesting STRANGE
Hypocrisy and lies permeate the plot throughout
Daniel Radlciffe finally casts off the shadow of JK Rowling's boy wizard, in this dark tragi-comedyRead full review
Spread the word
Sound good to you? Share this page on social media and let your friends know about The Cripple of Inishmaan at Noel Coward Theatre.
Keep up to date
I want email news and updates for events in my area! Read how we protect your data.
Please note: The term Noel Coward Theatre and/or The Cripple of Inishmaan as well as all associated graphics, logos, and/or other trademarks, tradenames or copyrights are the property of the Noel Coward Theatre and/or The Cripple of Inishmaan and are used herein for factual descriptive purposes only. We are in no way associated with or authorized by the Noel Coward Theatre and/or The Cripple of Inishmaan and neither that entity nor any of its affiliates have licensed or endorsed us to sell tickets, goods and or services in conjunction with their events.