Lloyd Evans Lloyd Evans

Dumb and dumber | 12 July 2018

Plus: a revolting, chaotic play about the Calais Jungle at the Playhouse Theatre

The Lieutenant of Inishmore is a knockabout farce set during the Troubles. Like Monty Python’s dead parrot sketch it uses the expiry of a pet to examine human obsessiveness and self-delusion. But it takes two hours rather than three minutes to make its point. We meet a handsome terrorist, Padraic (Aidan Turner), whose adoration of his black cat symbolises his crazed devotion to republicanism.

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