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

DruidMurphy: Conversations On A Homecoming

Tom Murphy

Conversations on a Homecoming is set in the 1970s in County Galway in the West of Ireland.

It is Ireland in the 1970s and even the humblest of small-town pubs can be a magnet for dreamers. In the 60s, “The White House” pub was that magnet – for the more open-minded, hopeful and radical young people of the town.

Now in his 30s, and over a long drinking session on a winter’s evening, Michael – recently returned from New York after a ten year absence – has a reunion with old friends in that same pub “The White House”. He was the one member among them who got away to live the dream and now he’s back – more or less out of the blue.

Faced with the changes the years have wrought, they begin a process of self-discovery.

Conversations on a Homecoming must be one of the most beguilingly modest titles ever dreamt up and for one of the mightiest plays.”
Dominic Dromgoole, Artistic Director, The Globe Theatre

Full details for DruidMurphy: A Whistle in the Dark

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 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.


Beth Cooke

Garrett Lombard

Aaron Monaghan

Marie Mullen

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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