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

DruidMurphy: Famine

Tom Murphy

FAMINE is set in 1846 in County Mayo in the West of Ireland.

In Glanconnor village in the west of Ireland, the second crop of potatoes fails. The community now faces the real prospect of starvation.

John Connor, head of the family, leader of the village, son of glorious forefathers, is surrounded by starvation and poverty. He will do the right thing – by himself, by God and by his family.

“Murphy’s script burns through to the very soul of all of us.”
The Irish Independent

Full details for DruidMurphy: Conversations on a Homecoming

Full details for DruidMurphy: A Whistle in the Dark

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.


Father Daly / 1st Policeman / Villager
Niall Buggy

Mr Simmington / Villager
Edward Clayton

Maeve Connor
Beth Cooke

John Connor
Brian Doherty

Liam Dougan
Gavin Drea

Malachy O’Leary / Villager
Garrett Lombard

Mickeleen O’Leary / Villager
Aaron Monaghan

Mother (Sinéad Connor)
Marie Mullen

Mark Dineen / Justice of the Peace
Michael Glenn Murphy

Keener / Villager
Treasa Ní Mholláin

Captain Shine / 2nd Policeman / Villager
Rory Nolan

Dan O’Dea
John Olohan

Brian O’Riordan / Clancy
Frank O’Sullivan

Father Horan
Marty Rea

Donaill Connor
Isaac O’Sullivan / Joseph Ward

Dan’s Wife
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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