Jimmy Murphy’s first play, ‘Brothers of the Brush‘, opened at the Peacock Theatre for the 1993 Dublin Theatre Festival where it won the Best New Irish Play Award and the 1994 Stewart Parker Trust Award. The play has subsequently been performed in various countries around the world and at the Arts Theatre, London. Murphy’s plays for radio include ‘Mandarin Lime’, ‘Peel’s Brimstone‘ and ‘The Jangle of the Keys’. Writing for television includes ‘Ballykissangel‘ and ‘Tinsel Town’. ‘Of This Brave Time’, based on eye witness testimonies taken from Fearghal McGarry’s book Rebels: Voices from the Easter Rising, was performed as a staged reading on the Peacock stage of the Abbey Theatre in 2015. Jimmy is a member of Áosdána and lives in Dublin.