The Landmark Productions and Galway Arts Festival production of Enda Walsh’s play, “Misterman” starring Cillian Murphy, won two awards at the Irish Times Theatre Awards on Sunday night.
The highly acclaimed production won Best Actor for Cillian Murphy, and Best Set Design for Jamie Vartan.
Accepting the award for Best Actor, Cillian Murphy thanked Landmark Productions and Galway Arts Festival for the wonderful experience he had during the making of “Misterman”. Thanking playwright and director Enda Walsh, Murphy said, "I have only two words for this really: Enda Walsh. Fifteen years ago he gifted me a career with his play 'Disco Pigs' and 15 years later he gifted me the part of Thomas Magill in “Misterman”."
Landmark Productions and their producer Anne Clarke were also awarded the Judges’ Special Award recognising Landmark’s “sustained excellence in programming and bringing quality theatre to the Irish and international stage”.
“Misterman” opened at the 2011 Galway Arts Festival, where it played for 18 sell-out performances. It then transferred to New York where it enjoyed another sell-out run at St. Ann’s Warehouse.
Anne Clarke of Landmark Productions said: “It has been a huge privilege to work, alongside our co-producers in Galway Arts Festival, with Enda Walsh, Cillian Murphy and a phenomenal creative team to bring this extraordinary production to the stage.
“We are especially delighted that Cillian's fantastic performance, and Jamie's stunning set design, were acknowledged with Irish Times Theatre Awards. From its beginnings in the Black Box in Galway last summer, “Misterman” looks set to conquer the world.”
In April the play opens at the National Theatre in London, where it will play in rep at the 900-seat Lyttelton Theatre for six weeks.
Watch an interview with Misterman director Enda Walsh below: