New Murphy play lacks cohesion

The Last Days of a Reluctant Tyrant, By Tom Murphy, Abbey Theatre, until July 11

6th June, 2009

The Last Days of a Reluctant Tyrant, By Tom Murphy, Abbey Theatre, until July 11

The Last Days of a Reluctant Tyrant is Tom Murphy’s 17th work to premiere at Ireland’s national theatre.

Lauded as he is as one of the country’s greatest living playwrights and - according to Colm Toibin - ‘‘the nearest thing we have to genius’’, the premiere of any work by Murphy generates much anticipation in the world...

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