Brothers of the Brush

  • 28th Jun
  • 20:00
  • €18|16
  • Droichead Arts Centre, Stockwell Street

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Friday 28th June

25 years after the original production won Best New Play at Dublin Theatre Festival, Brothers of the Brush by Jimmy Murphy returns in an entertaining and thought-provoking new production from Verdant.

Starring Luke Griffin (The Clinic, Pure Mule), Stephen Cromwell (Red Rock), Stephen Jones (Love/Hate, Red Rock) and Gerard Byrne (Fair City), Murphy’s play tells the story of three house painters, making a meagre living, overseen by an arrogant and shifty boss who is running a small business. Underneath the humour and playfulness of the relationships, a tough world is emerging, where workers are losing faith in old ways.

Set just at the dawn of the “Celtic Tiger” as the onset of apartment building kicks off in the city, Heno and Lar have returned from London now that work is readily available in Ireland. Yet, the need to survive has become far greater than anything else in their lives, and manipulation is now the new order of the day as fragile loyalties are tested and taken to limit.

All four performances are excellent and direction by Tracy Ryan is perfectly timed” with “plenty of laughs amongst the heated dramatic exchanges” - Irish Independent

**** “A deeply moving, hilariously funny, irresistibly powerful experience” - The Arts Review

By Jimmy Murphy

Directed by Tracy Ryan