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Brothers of the Brush


  • Playwright

    Jimmy Murphy 

  • Setting

    A basement in Dublin city.

  • Synopsis

    Brothers of the Brush tells how housepainters, patching over the cracks of an old house, misuse each other for their own advantage. In a world blighted by economic recession, with workers losing faith in old ideologies, Brothers of the Brush demonstrates just how fragile allegiances are when personal interests are at stake.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


Original Production

Original Cast  
Jack Des Nealon
Lar Eanna MacLiam
Martin Johnny Murphy
Heno Liam Carney
Production Team  
Director David Byrne
Designer Paul McCauley
Lighting Designer Tony Wakefield
Costumes Abbey Theatre Wardrobe Department
Sound Dave O'Brien (2)
Sound Dave Nolan
Assistant Director Teresa Kane
Design Assistant Irene O'Brien
Production Manager Trevor Dawson
Stage Director Micil Ryan
Stage Director Collette Morris
Technical Stage Manager John Kells
Deputy Technical Stage Manager Shay Crowe
Props Master Stephen Molloy
Set Construction Abbey Theatre Workshop
Scenic Artist Angie Benner
Scenic Artist Jonathan Garrett
PR Mary Hyland
Photography Tom Lawlor (1)

Published Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type


  • Contact

    Samuel French Ltd

  • Address

    24 - 32 Stephenson Way
    London NW1 2HD

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7255 4302

  • Website


Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.