‘Ireland is like a classic alcoholic, with a big ego and low self-esteem’

Playwright Conor McPherson says that Ireland was destroyed because of its previous trauma

19th February, 2017
Conor McPherson: ‘happiness is just keeping yourself busy’ Pic: Fergal Phillips

Conor McPherson finds it hard to understand why anyone would envy him. True, he is one of Ireland’s most critically acclaimed playwrights whose 20-year-old masterpiece The Weir is always on somewhere in the world.

His upcoming projects include a BBC drama and a Disney film, while Bob Dylan recently gave him permission to use the Nobel laureate’s songs for a show that will open in London later this year.

Despite all...

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