Irish Blood, English Heart to Transfer to London's Trafalgar Studios

News   Irish Blood, English Heart to Transfer to London's Trafalgar Studios
Darren Murphy's Irish Blood, English Heart,  which originally premiered at London's Union Theatre, will transfer to Trafalgar Studios 2, beginning performances May 2, prior to an official opening May 4, for a run to May 21.

Described in press materials as a study into how memories, real and imagined, can shape our lives, it revolves around Ray, a charming, enigmatic and successful comedian turned author, while his brother Con is a London taxi driver struggling to keep his family together and bruised by his brother's success. When the two meet in a mysterious lockup, following their estranged father’s death, raw memories and unspoken truths come spilling out in a night where they must decide who holds the emotional legacy of their dead father and who he really was.

The play is directed by Caitriona McLaughlin, an Irish director currently based in London, who has previously worked in New York where her credits include Atlantic Theatre's Bottom of the World and Rattlestick Theatre's Killers and Other Family.

Murphy's previous plays include Tabloid Caligula (seen at London's Arcola and at New York's E59E), A Road in Winter (Soho Theatre) and The Flats (Chelsea Theatre, shortlisted for the Verity Bargate Award).

The cast comprises Oliver Gilbert, Ian Groombridge, Howard Teale and Carolyn Tomkinson. It is designed by Francesca Rodrigues with sound by Bertram Knappitsch, and produced by Ray Suede Productions in association with Ancient Lights Theatre Co.

To book tickets, contact the box office on 0870 060 6632, or visit

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