An Abbey Theatre production, Ireland

A Whistle in the Dark

by Tom Murphy

Settled in Coventry with his new wife Betty, Michael Carney is attempting to lead a new life. But leaving Ireland couldn’t set him free, and once the Carneys descend there’s no way out.

One of Ireland’s greatest playwrights, Tom Murphy’s A Whistle in the Dark is a powerful portrayal of tribal violence and the devastation it brings in its wake. It remains Murphy’s best known and most performed play to this day. Directed by Jason Byrne, with Seán Mc Ginley in the role of Dada, this fiercely intense production of Tom Murphy’s early masterpiece will be experienced up close in the intimate Peacock theatre, giving the audience a front row seat in the Carneys' living room.

Funded by the Arts Council | An Chomhairle Ealaíon.

Directed by Jason Byrne

Set Design: Cordelia Chisholm

Costume Design: Saileóg O'Halloran

Lighting Design: Dara Hoban

Sound Design and Composition: George Brennan

Fight Director: Ciaran O'Grady

Cast: Peter Claffey, Peter Coonan, Timmy Creed, James Doherty O'Brien, Brian Gleeson, Ruairí Heading, Seán Mc Ginley, Sarah Morris


Abbey Theatre, on the Peacock stage


4 - 6 Oct


4-7 Oct. 7pm
7 Oct. 7pm
8 Oct. 1.30pm & 7pm
10-14 Oct. 7pm
15 Oct. 1.30pm & 7pm


€16 - €30


2hrs., 45 mins., incl.interval.

With the support of
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