Loughmore Drama Group All Set For The Stage

CrippleThe Cripple of Inishmaan is a dark comedy by Martin Mc Donagh who links the story to the real life filming of the documentary Man of Aran


Set on the small Aran Islands community of Inishmaan off the Western Coast of Ireland, 1934, the inhabitants are excited to learn of a Hollywood film crew’s arrival in neighbouring Inishmore to make adocumentary about life on the islands. “Cripple” Billy Claven, eager to escape the gossip, poverty and boredom of Inishmaan, wants to go for a part in the film,


  • Billy Claven, a crippled orphan LIAM GLEESON
  • Eileen Osbourne, Billy’s other adoptive aunt and Kate’s sister SIOBHAN MAHER
  • Johnnypateenmike, the town gossip MICHAEL HEALY
  • Helen McCormick, a tough girl Billy has had a crush on for some time CAROLINE NESBITT
  • Bartley McCormick, Helen’s brother DAMIEN SWEENEY
  • Babbybobby Bennett, a boatman HUGH COGHLAN
  • Doctor McSharry, the town doctor CONOR EVISTON
  • Mammy O’Dougal, Johnny’s alcoholic 90 year-old mother PATRICIA KING