Save the Date! Watch Cillian Murphy in Misterman online on National Theatre at Home

7 February 2023

Audiences will have another chance to experience Cillian Murphy in his extraordinary stage performance in the Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival production of Misterman, written and directed by Enda Walsh, on National Theatre at Home from 11 April.

Misterman received huge critical and popular acclaim when it was first produced by Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival at the Black Box Theatre as part of GIAF 2011.

The play marked Cillian Murphy’s return to the stage and he gave a tour-de-force performance in this 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, which went on to tour to the National Theatre in London, where the NT at Home performance was filmed, and to St Ann’s Warehouse in New York.

Now audiences will have another chance to see Misterman when it is streamed on NT at Home from 11th 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. Featuring over 60 plays and with more added every month, NT at Home offers a huge selection and variety of theatre available exclusively to stream or rent online. All productions on NT at Home are available with captions, with some titles also available with audio-description or British Sign Language (BSL). Membership starts from only £9.99 a month or an annual subscription for £99.99, at 12 months for the price of 10.

Producers Anne Clarke of Landmark Productions and Paul Fahy of Galway International Arts Festival said,

‘Misterman was a special production for many reasons. We will always remember the stunned silence at the end of the first preview in the Black Box Theatre in Galway, which was broken by a thunderous roar and the sound of an entire audience leaping to their feet as one. The show signalled the start of a hugely significant relationship for both companies with the work of Enda Walsh, one of the greatest writers working today. Since then, Landmark and GIAF have co-produced the world premieres of Walsh’s major plays Ballyturk, Arlington and Medicine, and we are thrilled that audiences around the world will now have the opportunity to see Cillian’s extraordinary performance in the show that started it all, thanks to NT at Home.’

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

Director Enda Walsh led the renowned creative team of Jamie Vartan (Designer), Adam Silverman (Lighting Designer), Gregory Clarke (Sound Designer) Donnacha Dennehy (Composer) and Mikel Murfi (Movement Director) who together created Thomas’ world.

★★★ ‘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

The production of Misterman was made possible by funding from The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon. Its international touring was supported by Culture Ireland.

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