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DruidMurphy - Plays by Tom Murphy - Conversations on a Homecoming, A Whistle in the Dark, Famine

Druid presents DruidMurphy in a co-production with Quinnipiac University Connecticut, NUI Galway, Lincoln Center Festival and Galway Arts Festival

Information on Booking Tickets

Tickets for Galway performances are now on sale from the Town Hall Theatre, Galway. Tel: +353 91 569 777 or online at the Town Hall Theatre here.

Tickets are now on sale for Hampstead Theatre in London and for Oxford Playhouse. To book tickets, click on the dates on the right hand side.

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The DruidMurphy Experience

See each of the plays individually over three evenings or experience all three plays together in a single day from 1.30pm – 10.15pm. The DruidMurphy cycle day includes an afternoon and an evening break, starting in the afternoon with Conversations on a Homecoming and A Whistle in the Dark and finishing with Famine in the evening.

These DruidMurphy cycle days are anticipated as being one of the theatrical highlights of 2012 and are already selling fast.


Galway Schedule & Ticket Prices

Ticket Prices

Single shows €18 – €25
DruidMurphy Cycle Day €50 – €60

May / June

Wed May 23rd – 8pm Famine (Reduced Price Performance)
Thu May 24th – 8pm Famine (Reduced Price Performance)
Fri May 25th – 8pm Conversations on a Homecoming (Reduced Price Performance)
Sat May 26th – 8pm Conversations on a Homecoming (Reduced Price Performance)

Mon May 28th – 8pm A Whistle in the Dark (Reduced Price Performance)
Tue May 29th – 8pm A Whistle in the Dark (Reduced Price Performance)
Wed May 30th – 8pm Conversations on a Homecoming
Thu May 31st – 8pm A Whistle in the Dark
Fri June 1st – 8pm Famine

Sun June 3rd – 1.30pm DruidMurphy Cycle
Wed June 6th – 8pm Conversations on a Homecoming
Thu June 7th – 8pm A Whistle in the Dark
Fri June 8th – 8pm Famine
Sat June 9th – 1.30pm DruidMurphy Cycle

Galway Arts Festival – July

Monday July 23rd – 8pm Conversations on a Homecoming
Tuesday July 24th – 8pm A Whistle in the Dark
Wednesday July 25th – 8pm Famine
Thursday July 26th – 1.30pm DruidMurphy Cycle
Saturday July 28th – 1.30pm DruidMurphy Cycle


About DruidMurphy – Plays by Tom Murphy

DruidMurphy is the story of Irish emigration; a story both of those who went and those who were left behind. Told through three of the greatest plays of Tom Murphy; Conversations on a Homecoming, A Whistle in the Dark and Famine, DruidMurphy is a major celebration of one of Ireland’s most respected living dramatists.

Crossing oceans and spanning decades, DruidMurphy covers the period from The Great Hunger of the 19th century to the ‘new’ Ireland of the 70s, exploring what we mean when we call a place home.

CONVERSATIONS ON A HOMECOMING – County Galway, West of Ireland – 1970s
Even the humblest of small-town pubs can be a magnet for dreamers. Michael, after a ten-year absence, suddenly returns from New York and has a reunion with old friends, in that same pub “The White House”.

A WHISTLE IN THE DARK – Coventry, England – 1960
Irish emigrants, the uprooted Carney family, adapt aggressively to life in an English city.

FAMINE – County Mayo, West of Ireland – 1846
In Glanconnor village in the west of Ireland, the second crop of potatoes fails. The community now faces the real prospect of starvation.


Druid would like to acknowledge the continued support of the Arts Council in funding this production and also the support of Culture Ireland in funding its international touring programme.

Arts Council    Culture Ireland


Cast

Cast Includes

Niall Buggy

Aaron Monaghan

Rory Nolan

John Olohan

Marty Rea

Creative Team

Director
Garry Hynes

Designer
Francis O’Connor

Costume Designer
Joan O’Clery

Lighting
Chris Davey

Sound
Gregory Clarke

GENERAL PRESS COVERAGE

The Sunday Times – The Top 100 Events for 2012 – 08.01.12

Theatre Pick: “After the success of DruidSynge comes the Galway company’s Irish, UK and US tour of three of Tom Murphy’s finest plays: Famine, Conversations on a Homecoming and A Whistle in the Dark.


The Irish Times – 25 Things to Look forward to in 2012 – 31.12.11

“It begins with a faith so rigid that it cannot be eaten away by the Great Hunger. It continues in 1960s Coventry, where an uprooted Irish family is tearing itself apart. And it concludes in a Galway pub where reunited friends seek new beliefs in a disenchanted Ireland. The tragedy of famine, as Tom Murphy saw it, was that “a hungry and demoralised people become silent”. Starting in May, the restorative journey of DruidMurphy, a staging of Tom Murphy’s Famine, A Whistle in the Dark and Conversations on a Homecoming, which will tour Ireland, London and the US, is the story of a nation. Essential.”


2012

Performances

Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington DC, USA

October 17 – 20, 2012

Dublin Theatre Festival, Gaiety Theatre, Dublin

October 02 – 13, 2012

The Mall Theatre, Tuam, Co. Galway

September 29, 2012

Inis Meáin, Aran Islands, Co. Galway

September 28, 2012

Inis Mór, Aran Islands, Co. Galway

September 27, 2012

Clifden Arts Festival, Clifden, Co. Galway

September 24 – 25, 2012

Clifden Arts Festival (Clifden Town Hall), Clifden, Co. Galway

September 24 – 25

The Everyman, Cork

September 11 – 21, 2012

Oxford Playhouse, Oxford, UK (Part of London 2012 Festival)

August 18 – 25, 2012

Galway Arts Festival, Town Hall Theatre, Galway

July 23 – 28, 2012

Lincoln Center Festival, New York, USA

July 5 – 14, 2012

Hampstead Theatre, London, UK (Part of London 2012 Cultural Olympiad)

June 20 – 30, 2012

Town Hall Theatre, Galway

May 25 – June 9, 2012

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