Past Performances

National Theatre

18 April–28 May 2012

St. Ann's Warehouse
New York

30 November–21 December 2011

Blackbox Theatre
Galway International Arts Festival

7–24 July 2011

World Premiere

July 2011 | Galway International Arts Festival


written and directed by Enda WalshLandmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival

‘a monumental staging … Murphy is riveting … a bravura celebration of Walsh’s theatrical vision’
★ ★ ★ ★ The Guardian

Produced by Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival in 2011, Misterman received huge critical and popular acclaim when it premiered at Galway International Arts Festival. It went on to tour to the National Theatre in London, and to St. Ann’s Warehouse in New York.

Thomas is on a journey. Where did it begin? What voices does he hear? And what will they tell him to do?

Cillian Murphy gives a tour-de-force performance in Enda Walsh’s dark, dangerous and blisteringly funny tale of one man and his judgement day.

Enda Walsh – ‘one of the most dazzling wordsmiths of contemporary theatre’ (The Guardian) – directed an electrifying version of his devastating play.


Thomas McGill Cillian Murphy


Director Enda WalshDesigner Jamie VartanLighting Designer Adam SilvermanSound Designer Gregory ClarkeComposer Donnacha DennehyMovement Director Mikel Murfi


Galway International Arts Festival 2011Photographer: Colm Hogan
National Theatre, London 2012Photographer: Catherine Ashmore


★★★★ ‘a monumental staging … Murphy is riveting … a bravura celebration of [Walsh’s] theatrical vision’The Guardian
★★★★★ ‘an extraordinary performance … this is the kind of play that makes you feel incredibly lucky to have seen it. Misterman is a stunning achievement’ Sunday Business Post
★★★★ ‘a knockout … a compellingly strange, absorbing and terrifying work of startling originality'The Telegraph
★★★★ ‘Enda Walsh’s mesmerising study of madness … Cillian Murphy’s stunning performance … a dark, knockabout comedy … an unforgettable performance’Financial Times


Outstanding Solo Performance (Cillian Murphy)Drama Desk Awards, New York 2012
Best Actor (Cillian Murphy)Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards 2011