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Bill Murphy takes to the Abbey Theatre stage for The Country Girls Ireland tour

Bill is from County Louth and has a wealth of stage and screen credits to his name. These include DA in Once The Musical (Landmark Productions Ireland & Mark Rubinstein Productions, John Tiffany), Threepenny Opera (The Gate Theatre Dublin), Macbeth (Second Age Theatre Company), Beauty And The Beast (Gaiety Theatre Dublin), Sweeney Todd (Gate Theatre Dublin), A View From The Bridge (Gate Theatre Dublin), The Plough And The Stars (Barbican Theatre London & Abbey Theatre Dublin), A Christmas Carol (National Tour), Annie (Tivoli Theatre Dublin), Tybalt in Romeo And Juliet (Pavillon Theatre Dublin), Bremner in Titanic: Blood & Steel (ITV) and My Brothers War (HBO Pictures).

All of Edna O’Brien’s novels published during the 1960s were ruled “indecent and obscene” under the Censorship of Publications Act.

This started when the publication of The Country Girls caused outrage. It was banned in Ireland by the authorities and publicly burned by the clergy.

Notoriety quickly turned to fame and this coming of age story of two young women in 1950s Ireland became a best-seller.

The Country Girls is the Dublin: One City, One Book 2019 Choice.

The Country Girls