DruidMurphy nominated for seven theatre awards

DruidMurphy, Druid Theatre’s epic staging of three of Tom Murphy’s greatest plays has been nominated for several 2012 Irish Times Irish Theatre Award.

The nominations are Best Production; Best Actress for Eileen Walsh as Betty in A Whistle in the Dark; Best Actor for Garrett Lombard as Tom in Conversations on a Homecoming and Marty Rea as Michael in A Whistle in the Dark; Best Supporting Actress for Marie Mullen as Missus in Conversations on a Homecoming; and Best Supporting Actor for Aaron Monaghan as Liam in Conversations on a Homecoming and Gavin Drea as Des in A Whistle in the Dark.

A critical and commercial success, DruidMurphy was one of the theatrical highlights of 2012. The Irish Times described it as “a world-class piece of theatre-making”. The Irish Independent said it was “an extraordinary theatrical event, a triumph for Druid”.

Britain’s The Stage included director Garry Hynes in its annual Top 100 of the performing arts industry’s most influential individuals calling DruidMurphy “one of the theatre events of the year”.

“We had taken on our most ambitious project to date when we started to rehearse DruidMurphy last spring,” said Ms Hynes. “To come full circle and to see how this incredible ensemble and creative team have managed to convey the power of Tom Murphy’s writing so brilliantly simply reinforces the important part theatre can play in our lives.”

DruidMurphy – Plays by Tom Murphy will be returning to Galway with productions of Conversations on a Homecoming and A Whistle in the Dark in the Town Hall Theatre from April 12 to 20. The public can see two plays in one week, either on alternate evenings or in a double bill. For more information and tickets contact the Town Hall on 091 - 569777 or see www.tht.ie


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