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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


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

Audiences will have another chance to see Cillian Murphy’s extraordinary stage performance in Misterman by Enda Walsh on National Theatre at Home from 11 April. National Theatre at Home is the flagship streaming platform of the National Theatre of Great Britain – making unmissable theatre available to watch anytime, anywhere.

Produced by Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival in 2011, Misterman received huge critical and popular acclaim when it premiered at GIAF. It went on to tour to the National Theatre in London, where it was filmed for NT at Home, 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’ (Guardian) – directed an electrifying version of his devastating play.

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Cillian Murphy


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


★★★★ ‘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


Black Box Theatre, Galway

Photographer: Colm Hogan

National Theatre, London

Photographer: Catherine Ashmore