When Michael Grandage announced his company’s 5 play series, there were two that i really wanted to see. Last night I saw the first preview of The Cripple of Inishmaan and it did not disappoint. While I expect many people were there to see Daniel Radcliffe, the entire cast was excellent. In a play like this it would be easy for actors to merely portray quirky Irish stereotypical characters. But the cast easily moved beyond stereotypes, conveying a truly human side, with accents both authentic and understandable.
The next Grandage play i will see is Jude Law appearing in Henry V.