A dance show about the chameleon-like nature of performers and performance, and the artist’s own blurred lines between fiction and reality. The Milkyboy Kid brings the audience into the melancholy world of a lone performer: robbed of his company, his finances, his tricks and his tactics, he's giving it all he's got in an evening of figuring out exactly what it is that he's got to give.
Through a mixture of storytelling, film and Murphy's own virtuosic physicality The Milkyboy Kid examines relationships between who you are, who you want to be and who you pretend to be. Maybe "the body never lies" (Martha Graham) but then again "if you can fake sincerity, you've got it made" (Groucho Marx). Sometimes personal, sometimes profane, Murphy uses his own questions, experiences and battles to explore character, archetype, expectation, fantasy and the portrayal/pursuit of one’s own identity both on and off stage.
Through a combination of performance platforms, residency opportunities, master classes, talks and lectures, Dance Limerick will advocate for artistic dialogue and exchange. In collaboration with dance artists across a range of practices, Dance Limerick will promote the creation of new and innovative work and will devise programmes of access, engagement and participation for the wider public.
Based at the premises of the former Daghdha Dance Company, Dance Limerick houses offices and a fully equipped studio space along with a separate performance venue known as the Daghda Space
Further information about facilities and opportunities for professional dance artists available from Jenny Traynor at