Tom Hickey Tribute“He had the whole audience in his hand.”

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Theatre in Ireland in the 1980s had three Toms the likes of which will not be seen again: Murphy, MacIntyre and Hickey. The two playwrights, Tom Murphy and Tom MacIntyre produced some of their finest work and, in actor Tom Hickey, had the definitive interpreter of that work. In 1983, Hickey starred in MacIntyre’s The Great Hunger and Murphy’s The Gigli Concert, both at the Abbey Theatre, both directed by Patrick Mason. Following the sad …