Brothers of the Brush by Jimmy Murphy


A new production of this classic, 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, a tough 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 becomes far greater than anything else in their lives and the 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.

‘As good a piece of work as I’ve seen in a while…’a cracker……hugely talented actors’
Sunday Independent

Written by Jimmy Murphy
Directed by Tracey Ryan
Starring Gerard Byrne, Stephen Cromwell, Luke Griffin and Stephen Jones.


Civic Tallaght Tues 11th & Weds 12th June

Ramor Theatre, Virginia Thurs 13 & Fri 14 June

GB Shaw @Visual Carlow Sat 15 June

Dunamaise, Portlaoise Thurs 20th June

The Venue, Rathoath Fri 21st June

Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray Sat 22nd June

The Mill Theatre,Dundrum Weds 26th & Thurs 27th June

Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda Fri 28th June

Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire Sat 29th June

Presented by Verdant Productions
Duration: 95 minutes. One interval


I am playing Henry Logan aka Heno


The Cast includes Stephen Cromwell, Luke Griffin and Gerard Byrne.


The original cast was made up of Des Nealon, Johnny Murphy, Liam Carney and Eanna MacLiam.

“Do not, repeat, do not miss.”– London Sunday Times

  • “Tremendous…. Shares with Skylight the title of Best New Play in London.”– London Guardian

  • “There is a new and remarkably realistic voice …” – Sunday Independent

  • “Best new play in London.” Billington, The Guardian

  • “Riveting.”– London Evening Star

  • “Brothers” is a smart, nicely turned play that stays a step ahead of its audience.”Variety