Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Epic tales of Irish emigration: on tour

By Paul Slade

Three Tom Murphy plays about Irish emigration opened this week at London’s Hampstead Theatre, where they will play for the rest of June before moving on to dates in America and Ireland.

The three plays, produced by Galway’s DruidMurphy company, are Conversations on a Homecoming (1985), A Whistle in the Dark (1961) and Famine (1968). They’re directed by former Abbey Theatre artistic director Garry Hynes.

Paul Slade, IGN’s theatre correspondent, will be seeing the three Murphy plays at the Hampstead, London, on June 30, when we’ll carry his full review here. Follow Slade’s regular London theatre reviews on Twitter @PlanetSlade.

This blogpost was edited on Sunday 28 May 2023.