The Michael Grandage Company announces two new productions for 2018

With their production of Labour of Love about to complete its run in the West End, the Michael Grandage Company (MGC) has today announced two new productions for 2018 – Red by John Logan, and The Lieutenant of Inishmore by Martin McDonagh – both to be directed by the company’s Artistic Director Michael Grandage.

The plays will offer over 40,000 seats at just £10 – 25% of the total capacity – continuing the company’s unique access policy and its commitment to developing new audiences.

Under the watchful gaze of his young assistant, and the threatening presence of a new generation of artists, Mark Rothko takes on his greatest challenge yet: to create a definitive work for an extraordinary setting.

Based on the original Donmar Warehouse production, this new production of Red by John Logan will be the very first UK revival since Grandage originated the premiere at the Donmar back in 2009. The production went on to win six Tony Awards including Best Play.


Alfred Molina will reprise his critically acclaimed performance as the American abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko, and will be joined in the two-hander by rising star Alfred Enoch.

The production opens at the Wyndham’s Theatre on 15 May, with previews from 4 May, and runs until 28 July.

For more information, and to book tickets, please Click Here.

Who knocked Mad Padraic’s cat over on a lonely road on the island of Inishmore and was it an accident? He’ll want to know when he gets back from a stint of torture and chip-shop bombing in Northern Ireland: he loves that cat more than life itself.

The Lieutenant of Inishmore by Martin McDonagh will also receive a rare revival in the West End, opening at the Noël Coward Theatre on 4 July, with previews from 23 June, and running until 8 September.

It follows Michael Grandage’s award-winning production of McDonagh’s The Cripple of Inishmaan at the same venue back in 2013.

Aidan Turner will stars as Mad Padraic, a terrorist deemed too violent to be a member of the IRA.

The Lieutenant of Inishmore is a brilliant satire on terrorism, an acute observation of violence in contemporary culture and a hilarious farce.

For more information, and to book tickets, please Click Here.

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