We may be here to talk about her new spooky dark comedy, The Horror Writer, but Emily Gillmor Murphy would much rather know everything and anything about Max.
Given that he’s been sitting patiently with those come-thither-and-pet-me eyes ever since we sat down.
Which is all we need to know about Ms Gillmor Murphy, to be honest, but hey, the hit author and playwright does have a perfect Halloween treat about to descend upon the town.
Having first come up with the idea as she took a stroll through Glendalough on a particularly sunny, particularly hot afternoon, Enniskerry’s answer to Wednesday Addams soon envisaged the lake frozen over, a blanket of snow over the Wicklow Hills, and wild wolves darting through the trees. As you do.
And so it was that The Horror Writer was born, Emily shining a comic light on this dark genre, and leaving the audience guessing until the very end as to exactly who – or what – dunnit. And why. And how.
“I’ve just always loved that mix of humour and horror,” says the 29-year-old writer, “and to be able to have this kind of fun, with such a great director and cast – who all bring something to the table – it’s like indulging in this guilty pleasure every single night.”
Coming to The Whale for Halloween on Saturday, November 2nd – after a few warm-ups in Dublin – we cautiously dug a little deeper into the devilish mind behind The Horror Writer to find out just where all that delicious darkness comes from…
Go get your Halloween spook on with The Horror Writer on Saturday, November 2nd – ticket here. You can follow the further adventures of Emily on de Twitter right here.
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