Jimmy Murphy

Jimmy Murphy's plays for the Abbey Theatre include Brothers of the Brush1993 (winner of the Dublin Festival Best new play award.)  A Picture of Paradise 1997, and The Muesli Belt, 2000 Other works include Aceldama1998, The Kings of the Kilburn High Road, 2000 (2001 Tricycle Theatre, London)   The Castlecomer Jukebox,(2004) for Red Kettle and What's left of the Flag, 2010 Theatre Upstairs @ The Plough, (nominated for Best New Play, 2010 Irish Theatre awards.)  In 2008 an Irish language feature film version of The Kings of the Kilburn High Road; Kings, was Ireland’s official entry into the Best foreign language Oscars category and a subsequent postage stamp was issued in its honour.   He is former writer in residence at NUI, Maynooth, a member of the Abbey Theatre’s Advisory Council and a recipient of three Bursaries in literature from the Arts Council/An ChomhairleEalaíon.  In 2004 he was elected a member of Aosdána, the affiliation of Irish artists.  In September 2011 Focus Theatre will premiere his new play The Hen Night Epiphany.