Rhetoric Play - Clongowes Wood College

Posted: 23rd November 2016

The Clongowes premiere of A Whistle in the Dark brings together two exciting talents: writer Tom Murphy (author of The Gigli Concert and Conversations on a Homecoming) and director Tom Carroll, fresh from his recent successes with Drumbelly (2014) and the aforementioned Conversations on a Homecoming (2015).

‘Tom Murphy’s searing indictment of a distorted Irish masculinity, in the great tradition of Synge and O’Casey – telling Ireland what it did not wish to hear’ was included in The Irish Times list of ‘Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks’. A powerful portrayal of tribal violence, it tells the story of the climactic confrontation between Michael, the oldest of the Carney sons, and his father and brothers, a brawling, hard-drinking, criminal gang of Irish immigrants living and working in Coventry.

Murphy’s best known and most performed play will be brought to the stage in Clongowes for two nights only on Friday 25th at 19.00 and Saturday 26th November at 20.00 in the Sports Hall.

The smell of the greasepaint, the roar of the crowd.

Be there or be square…

Declan O’Keeffe, Head of Communications


Cast of A Whistle in the Dark

Michael Carney:          Keanan Crutchley

Harry Carney:             Daniel Lumb

Des Carney:                Rory McMahon

Iggy Carney:               Rory Gavigan

Hugo Carney:              Sean Butler

Dada:                           Jonathan Courtney

Betty:                           Susan Bourke

Mush:                          Conor Keegan

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