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From Galway to Broadway and back again 2010 - Galway

  • Druid's 35th Birthday

3 shows only – Fri May 21 & Sat 22, 2010

Druid’s 35th birthday celebration took a look back at some of our most memorable productions from down through the years and also presented an excerpt from Enda Walsh’s new play, Penelope, read by the author himself.
16 of Ireland’s leading actors joined us to celebrate the writing of eight playwrights.

The Beauty Queen of Leenane by Martin McDonagh
Sive by John B. Keane
The Year of the Hiker by John B. Keane
Lover’s Meeting by Louis D’Alton
At the Black Pig’s Dyke by Vincent Woods
The Lonesome West by Martin McDonagh
The Cripple of Inishmaan by Martin McDonagh
My Brilliant Divorce by Geraldine Aron
Same Old Moon by Geraldine Aron
The Walworth Farce by Enda Walsh
Penelope by Enda Walsh
Conversations on a Homecoming by Tom Murphy (Audience choice)
Bailegangaire by Tom Murphy
The Playboy of the Western World by J.M. Synge

To see the full list of actors who took part, please click on the ‘Credits’ tab above.

€30 / €27 concession / €25 Druid Members & Friends (Friday night only)

Earlier in the year we invited members of the public to vote for the production they would most like to see performed as part of the celebrations. We received a phenomenal response and the overall winner was Conversations on a Homecoming by Tom Murphy. This production received its world premiere by Druid in 1985 when Tom Murphy was writer-in-residence with the company. We were were delighted that Tom was able to join us for the weekend to celebrate our 35th.

As well as celebrating our 35th birthday, this event helped to raise funds
for our Education Outreach and New Writing programmes. Thank you to everyone for supporting this event.

Druid gratefully acknowledges the assistance and support of the many people who helped to make our 35th birthday celebrations such a huge success; John Foley and Lisa Sheridan at Bite! Associates; John Ryan and all at the Ardilaun Hotel; Matt Skeffington of Artisan Restaurant; Jimmy McGuire and all at Tigh Neachtain; Anne Clarke; Alex Fernie; Blacklight; the Town Hall Theatre staff and everyone else who worked so hard to help make the celebrations such a success.


Aaron Monaghan

Catherine Walsh

Cillian Murphy

Clare Dunne

Deirdre O’Kane

Denis Conway

Derbhle Crotty

Eamon Morrissey

Enda Walsh

Garrett Lombard

Jane Brennan

Marie Mullen

Mikel Murfi

Raymond Scannell

Rebecca Bartlett

Sean McGinley

Tadhg Murphy

Creative Team

Directed by
Garry Hynes
Mikel Murfi

Writers featured
Geraldine Aron
Louis D’Alton
John B. Keane
Tom Murphy
Martin McDonagh
J.M. Synge
Enda Walsh
Vincent Woods

Production Team

Production Manager
Eamonn Fox

Technical Manager
Barry O’Brien

Company Stage Manager
Sarah Lynch

Assistant Stage Manager
Danny Erskine

Costume Supervisor
Doreen McKenna

Costume Assistant
Amanda Donovan

Wigs & Make-up
Val Sherlock

Master Carpenters
Gus Dewar
Tony Cording

Shannon Light

Kate Bowe PR

Graphic Design
Bite! Associates

Production Photography
Colm Hogan

  • At the Black Pig's Dyke by Vincent Woods. Photo by Colm Hogan
  • Bailegangaire by Tom Murphy. Photo by Colm Hogan

Below you will find links to various TV, radio and print coverage of our 35th birthday celebrations.

TG4 Imeall – Garry Hynes and Marie Mullen talk Druid and 35 years – 26.05.10
Watch here

Irish Times coverage of event including pics – 24.05.10
Read here

RTE Six One News – Garry Hynes, Marie Mullen and Cillian Murphy – 21.05.10
Watch here

RTE Radio 1 Morning Ireland – Garry, Mikel, Marie, Eamon – 21.05.10
Listen here

Lyric FM Arts News – Marie Mullen and Denis Conway – 20.05.10
Listen here

RTE Radio 1 Drivetime – Eamon Morrissey and Mikel Murfi – 19.05.10
Listen here
Interview starts at 1:36

RTE Radio 1 Miriam Meets – Garry Hynes and Marie Mullen – 16.05.10
Listen here



Galway - Town Hall Theatre

May 21-22, 2010

*Matinee added on Sat May 22nd at 4.30pm.

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