Brothers of the Brush by Jimmy Murphy
Twenty-five years after the original production premiered in Dublin, a new production of this classic 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,
Is a tough new world is emerging, where workers are losing faith in old ways.
Set just at the dawn of the “Celtic Tiger”, it is now interesting to note that Heno and Lar have returned from London as work is now readily available in Dublin as the onset of apartment building kicks off in the city.
The need to survive has become far greater than anything else in their lives and manipulation of each is now the new order of the day, where fragile loyalties are tested and taken to limit.
Brothers of the Brush is both entertaining and thought provoking.
Stephen Jones as Heno
Luke Griffin as Martin
Gerard Byrne as Jack
Stephen Cromwell as Lar
Directed by Tracy Ryan
Set & Lighting Design by Fenna von Hirschhedyt
Costume Design by Jennifer Dwyer
Sound Design by Geoff Woods