Friday 21 July 2017

Cillian treads Galway boards once more

IN-DEMAND Irish actor Cillian Murphy is returning to the stage after an absence of six years to star in playwright Enda Walsh's production of the acclaimed 'Misterman', writes Brian McDonald.

The one-man show, in which Cork-born Murphy plays a range of characters, is the anchor production of the Galway Arts Festival, which gets under way next week (July 11-24).

Walsh revealed yesterday that he had re-worked the play after being approached by Murphy over a pint in London, where they both live.

A violent tragi-comedy, it tells the story of a small community's nightmare when a local man who holds a grudge decides to "do the Lord's work".

At a press conference in Galway yesterday, Walsh said that he had wanted to write something that was "on the edge" and a psychological examination of a character.

Irish Independent

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