Toronto Irish Players mounting The Lonesome West

Theatre adventures continue – this time, it’s the Toronto Irish Players’ (TIP) spring production, Martin McDonagh’s play The Lonesome West (McDonagh is famous for writing the film In Bruges).

The Lonesome West is directed for TIP by Jim Ivers and produced by Geraldine Browne, and runs February 23 – March 10 on the Alumnae Theatre main stage (70 Berkeley Street, at Berkeley and Adelaide St. East, Toronto).

For details and reservations – and a hilarious video clip from the play – please visit the TIP website:


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4 thoughts on “Toronto Irish Players mounting The Lonesome West”

  1. Reblogged this on The Alumnae Theatre Company's Blog and commented:
    The next production on Alumnae Theatre’s main stage will be the Toronto Irish Players, opening Feb 23 with “The Lonesome West”. It’s part 3 of Martin McDonagh’s trilogy (about the murder-prone inhabitants of an Irish town called Leenane), following “The Beauty Queen of Leenane” and the rarely-performed “A Skull in Connemara”. Here’s a drinking game for “The Lonesome West”: take a swig every time the actors mention poteen!

    1. Heh. I saw CanStage’s production of “The Lonesome West” a few years ago, and remember noticing that the two scrappy brothers who are the main characters spend the entire play fighting and arguing and drinking poteen (a very potent Irish alcoholic beverage). When they’re not actually drinking it, they’re talking about getting some. Seriously. When do these guys work, and how do they afford all that booze? Martin McDonagh seems to have a big thing about characters in his plays constantly eating or drinking. In “Beauty Queen of Leenane”, it was eating Complan (a type of porridge, I think).

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