Big Maggie: Toronto theatre student learns about his Irish roots through role

Another great interview from Jennifer Hough. The Toronto Irish Players’ production of Big Maggie runs on the Alumnae Theatre mainstage February 20 – March 8.

Toronto Irish Players


Conor Murphy, left, with his on stage brother, as they prepare for their father’s funeral.

ConorMurphy who plays Mick Polpin, Maggies’s youngest son, became interested in acting and performing at a young age. At sixteen he had a part on a one act play at high school and he was bitten by the bug. He is currently studying theatre at York University. Big Maggie is his first out-of-school play.


What drew you to audition for the role of Mick in Big Maggie?

My mother actually recommended that I audition for the play. We love the Toronto Irish Players and the plays they put on. She has acted for them before and we have close family friends who have acted and done crew work. If I wanted to make my out of school stage debut I wanted to do it in a comfortable setting and I knew TIP would be…

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Multidisciplinary storyteller. Out & proud. Torontonian. Likes playing with words. A lot.

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