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.
County Mayo, West of Ireland, 1846. 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.