DruidMurphy is the story of Irish emigration; a story both of those who went and those who were left behind. Told through three of his greatest plays; Conversations on a Homecoming, A Whistle in the Dark and Famine, it covers the period from The Great Hunger of the 19th century to the ‘new’ Ireland of the 1970s, and explores what we mean when we call a place home.
A Whistle in the Dark
It’s 1960 and Michael Carney is an Irish emigrant living in Coventry, England with his wife, Betty. He has given lodgings to his three brothers and the imminent arrival of his father and younger brother cause tensions to boil over.