Michael Glenn Murphy (Dinny) makes his Druid debut. Theater credits include: Shining City (Rapture Theatre and on tour to Scotland and the UK); The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Making Strange Theatre Company); The Flags, Up On Roof, The Lonesome West (Hull Truck Theatre); Molly Sweeney (The National Theatre of Scotland); The Shadow of a Gunman, Molly Sweeney, A Whistle in the Dark (Citizens Theatre); The Weir (Haymarket Theatre); Beauty and the Beast (Belgrade Theatre); Playing the Victim (Royal Court/Told by an Idiot); The Emperor and The Architect, The Zoo Story, SVEJK (The Gate Theatre London); The Firework-Maker's Daughter (Told by an Idiot/Crucible Theatre); When We Are Rich, Brothers of the Brush (The Nuffield Southampton); Of Mice and Men (The Octagon Bolton/York Theatre Royal and on tour to the Middle East); The Lonesome West (The Octagon Bolton); A Midsummer Night's Dream, Kafka's Dick, Les Liaisons Dangereuses (York Theatre Royal); The Playboy of the Western World (Haymarket Theatre, The Abbey Theatre, The Old Vic); Of Mice and Men (Centreline Productions UK Tour); Woyzeck, A Midsummer Night's Dream (Compass Theatre Company); Othello (The Custard Factory Theatre Company); and The Tinker's Wedding (King's Head Theatre). Film/TV credits include: Swansong (Florin Film); The Bill, Taggart, Like Father, Like Son, Rough Treatment, Big Bad World II (ITV); Silent Witness, A Dinner of Herbs, Rope Trick (BBC 10x10), and Colour Blind (Festival Film TV). Radio credits include Smokes and Daggers and Forgetting Curve (BBC Northern Ireland).
Raymond Scannell (Blake) makes his Druid debut. Theater credits include: Mimic (Galway and Kilkenny Arts Festivals, Cork Midsummer Festival); ...touched... (UCC Drama Society, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival); Wanderings (Our Place), Sexual Perversity in Chicago, The School for Wives, La Ronde (Granary Theatre); The Heights, Crave (Playgroup); The River, Mind That 'tis My Brother, Beats 'N' Pieces, Knock 3 Times (Meridian Theatre Company); Wiley & the Hairy Man, The Lost Child, Striking Distance (Graffiti Theatre Company); Apocalypse, Then (Hammergrin); and Life is a Dream (Rough Magic). Ray received the Best Male Performer award at the 2008 Dublin Fringe Festival for his performance in Mimic, which he also wrote. Ray was chosen to be part of the Next Stage 2008, a Dublin Theatre Festival/Abbey Theatre/Theatre Forum Ireland incentive involving daily workshops with visiting international Companies, and talks with prominent industry figures such as Stephen Rea, Enda Walsh and Deborah Warner.
Tadhg Murphy (Sean) returns to Druid, where his credits include The Walworth Farce (National Theatre London, New York, Edinburgh Festival Fringe) and Empress of India (Galway and Dublin Theatre Festival 2006). Other theater credits include: MedEia (Corcadorca); Three Sisters, Julius Caesar, The Importance of Being Ernest, Harold and Sophie (Abbey Theatre); Alice in Wonderland, The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? (Landmark Productions); Dublin by Lamplight (The Corn Exchange Theatre Company); Drive-By (Performance Corporation); The Taming of the Shrew (Rough Magic); Titus Andronicus (Siren Productions); Shooting Gallery (Bedrock Productions); Deathtrap (Red Kettle Theatre Company); The Real Thing (Gúna Nua Theatre Company); Fando and Lis (Project Arts Centre); Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet (Second Age Theatre Company); The Real Thing, A Christmas Carol (The Gate Theatre Dublin); The Divorcement of Figaro, Triumph of Love, New Morning (Samuel Beckett Centre); and Oedipus (Players Theatre, TCD). Film/TV credits include: Anseo (TG4); The Clinic, Pride and Joy (ARC Productions); Jelly Baby (Manifesto); Boy Eats Girl (Sitric Films); Alexander (Intermedial); Good Man Danny (DIT); Hide and Seek (RTÉ/Accomplice Films); Love is the Drug (RTÉ/West Street Films); and No Tears (One Films). Radio credits include: numerous plays for RTÉ Radio, including Plough and the Stars, The Finnegans, The Colleen and the Cowboy. Tadhg received a nomination for Best Supporting Actor for the feature film Boy Eats Girl, at the Irish Film and Television Awards, 2005. Tadhg trained at the Samuel Beckett Centre, Trinity College Dublin with a Bachelor in Acting Studies.
Mercy Ojelade (Hayley) previously appeared in Druid's The Walworth Farce at the National Theatre in London, in New York and in Dublin and Galway in 2008. Other theater credits include The Container (Young Vic, Fringe First and Amnesty International award winner, Edinburgh Festival 2007); The Lion and the Jewel (Barbican Pit and on national tour); and Eclipse (Sydney Opera House Studio and Royal National Theatre). Film/TV credits include: Ezra (Cinefacto, France, FESPACO award winning); Incendiary (Archer Street Films/Film Four, dir. Sharon Maguire); Holby City, Doctors (BBC) and Ørnen/The Eagle (DR/Denmark). Mercy graduated from the Central School of Speech & Drama, London on the MA Actor Training/Coaching Course in 2008.