Talking theatre with Jim Nolan and Jimmy Murphy. Two of Irelands finest writers and directors chat writing, process and legacy.
Jim Nolan was the founding Artistic Director of Red Kettle Theatre Company. He is a former Writer in Association at the Abbey Theatre and Theatre Artist in Residence at Garter Lane Arts Centre.
His plays, including Moonshine, The Salvage Shop, Blackwater Angel, Sky Road, Brighton, Dreamland and Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye, have been presented throughout Ireland, in the UK, the US and Canada. Jim has worked as a writer and director with some of Ireland’s leading theatre companies, including Barnstorm, Field Day, Rough Magic and the Abbey Theatre.
Jim has won several awards for his work, including Sunday Independent Play of the Year for The Salvage Shop and Irish Times Theatre Awards Best New Play nominations for The Salvage Shop and Dreamland. Jim’s most recent play, The Red Iron, opened at Garter Lane Theatre in November 2019.
He is a member of Aosdána and his plays are published by Gallery Press.
Jimmy Murphy’s plays for the Abbey include Brothers of the Brush, A Picture of Paradise, The Muesli Belt and Of This Brave Time. Other works include The Kings of the Kilburn High Road, The Hen Night Epiphany and The Seamster’s Daughter. He is a member of Aosdána, a former writer in residence at NUI, Maynooth, and a member of the Abbey Theatre’s honorary Advisory Council
Saturday, October 23rd | 12.00pm
Theatre seat booking through www.garterlane.ie or 051-855038 – €5
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