Brothers of the Brush
by Jimmy Murphy
Full Length Play, Drama / 4m
"Do not, repeat, do not miss." - London Sunday Times
"Tremendous.... Shares with Skylight the title of Best New Play in London." - London Guardian
"Riveting." - London Evening Star
Lauded as one of the year's best in London, this remarkable first play is a gripping study of shifting alliances fueled by cut throat economics in the building trades. Three house painters working for a shifty contractor live in states of financial desperation: Lars is a family man with a crippling mortgage; Hemo has five kids and a drinking problem, and Jack has just taken out a loan. When Lars, not Jack, is asked to be the foreman on the upcoming factory job, a strike and a bloody battle for survival are triggered.
"There is a new and remarkably realistic voice on the scene with the arrival of Jimmy Murphy ..." - Sunday Independent
"Best new play in London." Billington, The Guardian.
- No Special Cautions
- Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.
- Time Period: Contemporary, 1990s
- Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
A basement room
- Additional Features: Not Applicable
M4 (30, 40, 60)
- All Male
- Non-Traditional casting
- Multicultural casting
Abbey Theatre, Peacock stage, as part of the 1993 Dublin Theatre Festival. Winner of Best New Play.