You’ve got to hand it to Daniel Radcliffe: he set out to distance himself from his days of witchcraft and wizardry and, by Hogwart’s, he’s done it. First came How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying…then Equus…then the film version of The Woman in Black…and now he’s back onstage, in a revival of Martin McDonagh’s very funny–often darkly so–The Cripple of Inishmaan.
The heavy Irish accents can be awfully hard to understand at times, and, of course, it’s too bad that Grandage (and McDonagh) didn’t give Radcliffe more to work with, but no matter.
The Cripple of Inishmaan is slated to run through July 20th. Spend some time with these fine Irish eccentrics while you can.
THEATRE REVIEW by Stuart R. Brynien