Dublin Theatre Festival

Abbey Theatre

Brothers of the Brush

Directed by David Byrne

Venue Abbey Theatre on the Peacock Stage

Design by Paul McCauley
Lighting Design by Tony Wakefield
Cast includes Johnny Murphy, Laim Carney, Eanna Mac Liam, Des Nealon.

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Continuing the highly successful Peacock New Play Series, Brothers of the Brush is a first play from an exciting new writing talent, Jimmy Murphy. Set in comtemporary Dublin and based on the author's own experiences as a housepainter, Brothers of the Brush explores, in an often humorous manner, the issues of survival in times of recession. It is the story of three painters who are forced by a wily contractor to work in dismal conditions while they secretly draw the dole. The men's struggle for respect and entitlement forces them to make some stark moral choices. 

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