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Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks: Tom Murphy

A Whistle in the Dark, Tom Murphy, 1961

‘Ireland was anxious to project a new image of itself as an open, modern, optimistic country, finally embracing industrial society and shrugging off its dark past. A Whistle in the Dark actually begins with an Irishman attempting to do just that: Michael Carney has emigrated from Mayo to Coventry and is now a factory worker with a tidy house and new English wife’.

Read more about the play in the Irish Times Article: