The Hen Night Epiphany

The Hen Night Epiphany


Jimmy Murphy  



The Hen Night Epiphany, written in 2011 but set in the real estate crash of 2008, takes the audience up a hill with five women bent on a rousing night of hen night (bachelorette) activities before Una’s wedding in a few days. Una has brought her two best friends, her future mother-in-law and the groom's godmother to the site of the battered cottage that she and her fiancé plan to renovate for their new life. They expect a booze-up; she’s planned a clean-up. What was supposed to be a blow-out threatens to blow up, as secrets simmer. Each woman arrives with her own baggage and inevitably, it all has to be unpacked.


 Jimmy Murphy is an Irish playwright living in Dublin, where he grew up in the inner city. He is a member of the Abbey Theatre’s Honorary Advisory Council and a recipient of three Bursaries in literature from the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíona. His stage plays include Brothers of the Brush (Dublin, The Peacock, Dublin Theatre Festival 1993), which was awarded best new Irish play; The Muesli Belt (Dublin, The Abbey Theatre, 2000; and premiered in North American by the Toronto Irish Players); The Kings of the Kilburn High Road (2000, made into a Feature Film that debuted at TIFF, filmed in Irish and Ireland’s entry for the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film), The Castlecomer Jukebox (Red Kettle, 2004) and What's Left of The Flag (Theatre Upstairs @ The Plough 2010), nominated for an Irish Times Best New Play Award. The Hen Night Epiphany, premiered at The Focus Theatre, Dublin in September 2011. It has recently been translated into Hebrew. His latest play is The Chief, a new examination of the life and death of Michael Collins


The Hen Night Epiphany is presented by special arrangement with Curtis Brown Brown Group Ltd.

Directed by Alan Hunt 

Produced by Geraldine Browne 

Stage Manager Gina Taylor 

Set Design by Sean Treacy & Bernie Hunt 

Costumes by Bernie Hunt 



Cora Kennedy

Martina Schabron

Alison Mullings 

Jane Hunter 

Maureen Lukie 

Show  Dates 

Thursday 20th Oct @ 8p.m. (PWYC - $15 min)

Friday 21st Oct @8p.m.

Saturday 22nd Oct @ 8p.m.

Sunday 23rd Oct @ 2p.m.

Thursday 27th Oct @ 8p.m. (PWYC - $15 min

Friday 28th Oct @8p.m.

Saturday 29th Oct @8p.m.

Sunday 30th Oct @2p.m.

Thursday 3rd Nov @8p.m.

Friday 4th Nov @ 8p.m.

Saturday 5th Nov 8p.m. 

Tickets $25