The uprooted Carney family live in Coventry, England. Michael, the eldest, is the exception to the cult of violence that prevails; he would live a civilised life. But he has taken the tragic step: thinking to influence his brothers, he has brought them to live with him and his English wife in his Coventry home. And now two more are arriving from Ireland to descend on him.
Described by Time magazine as 'a play worth every tribute', A Whistle in the Dark was first produced by the Theatre Royal, Stratford East, in 1961.