Conversations on a Homecoming

Continuing with their extensive touring of Tom Murphy’s Conversations on a Homecoming, Druid performed at the 1987 Festival of Sydney. On their return to Ireland, a further Irish tour began – this time of Irish prisons – followed by a final return to the Druid Lane Theatre in February 1987

The time is the early seventies and the gathering together of old friends has been prompted by the return home of one of them after an absence of ten years. It becomes clear in the course of the evening that the years have wrought changes in all of them, particularly in regard to their attitudes to the absent of the pub, J.J., a man who had greatly influenced them in the past.

‘Conversations works like a dream and it’s freshness and sharpness and uncanny humour are a pure delight’- The Observer
‘flawlessly directed’- The Sun Herald
‘well nigh flawlessly acted and directed’- Variety



  • Anne Jane Brennan
  • Missus Pat Leavy
  • Liam Ray McBride
  • Tom Séan McGinley
  • Peggy Marie Mullen
  • Michael Maurice O’Donaghue
  • Junior Maelíosa Stafford

Creative Team

  • Director Garry Hynes
  • Design Frank Conway
  • Lighting Design Rupert Murray

Production Team

  • Production Manager John Ashton
  • Set Construction Padraic O’Neill, Padraic Breathnach
  • Props Moya McHugh
  • Design Assistant Morag Bain
  • Operator (Light & Sound) David Murphy
  • Publicity & Programme Jerome Hynes
  • Photography Mark Kilroy
  • Poster Tom Taheny
  • Artistic Diector Garry Hynes
  • Administrator Jerome Hynes
  • Administrative Assistant Maureen Hughes
  • Box Office Orfhlaith Stafford
  • Front Of House Manager Aedhmar Hynes