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.
Conversations on a Homecoming
County Galway, The 1970s. Even the humblest of small-town pubs can be a magnet for dreamers. Over a long drinking session, Michael – recently returned from New York after a ten-year absence – has a reunion with old friends, ‘The White House’. Faced with the changes the years have wrought, they begin a process of self-discovery.