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

DruidMurphy: A Whistle In The Dark

Tom Murphy

A Whistle in the Dark is set in 1960 in Coventry, England.

It’s 1960 and Michael Carney is an Irish emigrant living in Coventry, England with his wife, Betty whom he has recently married. At Michael’s request they have been playing host for some time to his brothers, Harry, Iggy and Hugo. However, while Michael can lay fair claim to having integrated well into English society, the same can’t be said of his brothers.

Now the imminent arrival from Ireland of his father and younger brother, cause tensions to boil over.

“A Whistle in the Dark… is naked, immediate and terrifying…”
Kenneth Tynan

Full details for DruidMurphy: Conversations on a Homecoming

Full details for DruidMurphy: Famine

The DruidMurphy Cycle Day

See each of the plays individually or experience all three plays together in a single day. The DruidMurphy cycle day includes an afternoon and an evening break. For the full tour schedule, click on the ‘BOOK TICKETS’ tab.

The cast for this production is listed below.
To see the entire ensemble for DruidMurphy, click here.


Niall Buggy

Gavin Drea

Garrett Lombard

Aaron Monaghan

Michael Glenn Murphy

Rory Nolan

Marty Rea

Eileen Walsh


Completed 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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