The Cripple of Inishmaan – Castle Hill Players

Written by on 3 June 2021


Directed by Dave Went

At the Pavilion Theatre, Castle Hill Showground from Friday 4 June to Saturday 26 June

Session Times:  Wed, Fri, Sat at 8.15pm and Sun at 4.30pm

Ticket price:  $25 flat rate (You can use your NSW Dine & Discover voucher)

Bookings: or phone 9634 2929

Set on a remote island off the west coast of Ireland in 1934, The Cripple of Inishmaan is a strange comic tale in the great tradition of Irish storytelling.

Word arrives on Inishmaan that Hollywood director Robert Flaherty is coming to the neighbouring island of Inishmore to film Man of Aran. One person who yearns to be in the film is young Cripple Billy, an unloved boy whose chief occupation has been gazing at cows and yearning for a girl who wants no part of him. He is determined to cross the sea and audition for the director.

As news of Billy’s audacity ripples through the rumour starved community, it becomes a merciless portrayal of a comically cramped and mean-spirited place where hope is considered an affront to its order.

The Cripple of Inishmaan is filled with a cast of extraordinary characters, unexpected plot turns, and witty, sparkling dialogue sure to leave you laughing and crying at the same time.

Listen to the Spotlight Podcast where Director Dave Went and lead Robbie Snars were interviewed by Jim Taggart and Darryn Capes-Davis.

2.06.2021 – Dave Went and Robbie Snars

2.06.2021 - Dave Went and Robbie Snars

Dave Went (Director) and Robbie Snars (Lead) from Castle Hills Players lead us through the upcoming show The Cripple of Inishmaan. Listen as Jim and Darryn explore with Dave and Robbie what the play is about and even hear a sneak preview of ‘Cripple Billy’. Importantly, Robbie shares the research he has done into cerebral […]

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