President Higgins celebrates Irish culture with Druid and Tom Murphy
By Kernan Andrews
DRUID THEATRE’S Garry Hynes, Marie Mullen, along with playwright Tom Murphy, were among those who joined Uachtarán na hÉireann Michael D Higgins in Áras an Uachtaráin over St Patrick’s weekend.
Druid, along with other leading Irish writers, musicians, and singers, joined the President for a celebration of Irish culture, Glaoch – The President’s Call, which was broadcast worldwide on St Patrick’s Day and is now available for viewing on the RTÉ Player.
This week, rehearsals got underway for Druid’s award-winning productions of DruidMurphy: Conversations on a Homecoming and A Whistle in the Dark, which return to the Town Hall Theatre on April 12 for a run of 10 performances.
Winner of Best Production at The Irish Times Theatre awards, DruidMurphy will present the work of one of Ireland’s greatest living playwrights, performed by a cast of 10 including Marie Mullen and Maelíosa Stafford, and directed by Garry Hynes.
DruidMurphy: Conversations on a Homecoming and A Whistle in the Dark will run at the Town Hall Theatre from April 12 to 20. A special combination ticket offer is available to see both plays.
Tickets are available from the Town Hall on 091 - 569777 and www.tht.ie