You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

The gore at ‘Inishmore’

Bloody story sates first-nighters

Bloodthirsty types disappointed by “Lestat’s” lack of juice need look no further than the Lyceum and Martin McDonagh‘s “The Lieutenant of Inishmore”: There’s enough gore onstage to keep Dracula sated for many a (full) moon.

The gruesome plot, featuring a ghastly range of decapitations, shootings, and animal mortality, left the opening-night crowd in stitches May 3 — though hopefully not requiring them as much as some of the characters onstage.

Legiters’ jitters were quickly eased at B.B. King’s, where the Irish whiskey flowed freely and helmer Wilson Milam remained sanguine about all the gore. “I’ve been told of faintings, of people rushing for the exit,” he said. “But the play’s theme (violence and terrorism) has really become more and more relevant.”

More Scene

  • Chanel x Tribeca Film Festival Women's

    Chanel's Tribeca Film Fest Luncheon Toasts to Women's Movements in Industry

    Bloodthirsty types disappointed by “Lestat’s” lack of juice need look no further than the Lyceum and Martin McDonagh‘s “The Lieutenant of Inishmore”: There’s enough gore onstage to keep Dracula sated for many a (full) moon. The gruesome plot, featuring a ghastly range of decapitations, shootings, and animal mortality, left the opening-night crowd in stitches May […]

  • Doug Davis Power of Law

    Doug Davis Discusses Using Music for a Cause at Variety's Power of Law Event

    Bloodthirsty types disappointed by “Lestat’s” lack of juice need look no further than the Lyceum and Martin McDonagh‘s “The Lieutenant of Inishmore”: There’s enough gore onstage to keep Dracula sated for many a (full) moon. The gruesome plot, featuring a ghastly range of decapitations, shootings, and animal mortality, left the opening-night crowd in stitches May […]

  • Ken Ziffren and Claudia EllerVariety Power

    Attorney Ken Ziffren Offers Sobering Take on Film Business at Variety's Power of Law Breakfast

    Bloodthirsty types disappointed by “Lestat’s” lack of juice need look no further than the Lyceum and Martin McDonagh‘s “The Lieutenant of Inishmore”: There’s enough gore onstage to keep Dracula sated for many a (full) moon. The gruesome plot, featuring a ghastly range of decapitations, shootings, and animal mortality, left the opening-night crowd in stitches May […]

  • 'The Handmaid's Tale'

    'The Handmaid's Tale' Cast, Creator Talk Season 2 in #MeToo Era, Expanding Gilead

    Bloodthirsty types disappointed by “Lestat’s” lack of juice need look no further than the Lyceum and Martin McDonagh‘s “The Lieutenant of Inishmore”: There’s enough gore onstage to keep Dracula sated for many a (full) moon. The gruesome plot, featuring a ghastly range of decapitations, shootings, and animal mortality, left the opening-night crowd in stitches May […]

  • Pamela Adlon Better Things

    Pamela Adlon: When 'Better Things' 'Stops Being Relatable Is When I Stop Doing My Show'

    Bloodthirsty types disappointed by “Lestat’s” lack of juice need look no further than the Lyceum and Martin McDonagh‘s “The Lieutenant of Inishmore”: There’s enough gore onstage to keep Dracula sated for many a (full) moon. The gruesome plot, featuring a ghastly range of decapitations, shootings, and animal mortality, left the opening-night crowd in stitches May […]

  • The Future She Built

    Inventor of the Inclusion Rider Discusses Why the Initiative Is Necessary at Panel

    Bloodthirsty types disappointed by “Lestat’s” lack of juice need look no further than the Lyceum and Martin McDonagh‘s “The Lieutenant of Inishmore”: There’s enough gore onstage to keep Dracula sated for many a (full) moon. The gruesome plot, featuring a ghastly range of decapitations, shootings, and animal mortality, left the opening-night crowd in stitches May […]

  • Diablo Cody, Charlize Theron and Jason

    'Tully's' Charlize Theron, Jason Reitman, Diablo Cody on Normalizing the Dark Side of Parenting

    Bloodthirsty types disappointed by “Lestat’s” lack of juice need look no further than the Lyceum and Martin McDonagh‘s “The Lieutenant of Inishmore”: There’s enough gore onstage to keep Dracula sated for many a (full) moon. The gruesome plot, featuring a ghastly range of decapitations, shootings, and animal mortality, left the opening-night crowd in stitches May […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content