Druid bring Tom Murphy plays to Cork
Tom Murphy has long been among Ireland’s best playwrights and this Druid tour is a timely reminder of his talents. Druid are putting on three of the Galway-born playwright’s greatest plays. Under the title ‘DruidMurphy – Plays by Tom Murphy’.
They bring two of them to the Everyman this week, ‘A Whistle in the Dark’ and ‘Conversations on a Homecoming’ from Tuesday 11 September. The venue has a long history of presenting works by Tom Murphy.
Directed by Garry Hynes, ‘DruidMurphy – Plays by Tom Murphy’ is the story of Irish emigration and explores what we mean when we call a place home.
In ‘A Whistle In The Dark’ is set in 1960 and follows an Irish emigrant living in England with his wife and three of his brothers. Things get tense with the arrival of more of the husband’s family from Ireland.
‘Conversations on a Homecoming’ is set in 1970s Co. Galway. After a ten-year absence, a man suddenly returns from New York and has a reunion with old friends in a pub they used to frequent. What emerges is the story of what happened to their dreams.
‘A Whistle In The Dark’ is at The Everyman on 11, 13, 17, 19 September at 8pm; Matinee – 15 September at 3pm. Special schools performance on 21 September at 11am.
‘Conversations on a Homecoming’ is at The Everyman on 12, 14, 15, 18, 20 September at 8pm.
Tickets are €25, concessions €22, Saturday matinee is €20. First 200 tickets are €15, students are €14 limited to Monday to Wednesday. For both shows, tickets are €40, concessions €34.
DruidMurphySaturday (Saturday matinee and Saturday evening performance), tickets are €35. Book online at www.everymanpalace.com or ring 021-4501673.