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7 Jul 2016
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First Staged:
Galway International Arts Festival, 2016


By Enda Walsh

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A strange, tender love story from the author of Disco Pigs and The Walworth Farce.

In a waiting room, inside a tower, Isla waits for her number to be called. A young woman finally understands her fate. And a young man faces a stark decision.

In the midst of a bleak and terrifying world, Arlington is a compelling ode to the human spirit and its power to endure. It premiered at Galway International Arts Festival in 2016 in a production by the festival and Landmark Productions, directed by the playwright.

Enda Walsh's play Arlington is published in this edition alongside three short theatre installations – Kitchen, A Girl's Bedroom and Room 303 – performed at the 2016 Galway International Arts Festival under the collective title Rooms.

Q&A Podcast: listen to a Q&A with Enda Walsh about his play Arlington, recorded in April 2020 as part of the NHB Playgroup series...

Press Quotes

'A riveting fever dream of a play... imagine if Samuel Beckett wrote Black Mirror: that’s Arlington'

New York Times

'A powerful dystopian drama... a new form of comprehensive, category-defying theatre'


'Tremendous... [a] beautifully stylised study of compassion and conditioning in the modern world'

The Stage

'Angry, despairing, eruptive and eventually accepting, this is not a play about grief. This is grief'

Irish Times
Paperback,96 pages ISBN: 9781848426054Publication Date:
7 Jul 2016
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
Ebook,96 pages ISBN: 9781780017969Publication Date:
7 Jul 2016
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Enda Walsh:

Medicine & The Same: two plays
Enda Walsh Plays: Two
The Small Things
A Girl's Bedroom
Lazarus: The Complete Book and Lyrics
bedbound & misterman: two plays
Disco Pigs & Sucking Dublin
The New Electric Ballroom
The Walworth Farce
Disco Pigs
Once: The Musical
Roald Dahl's The Twits
My Friend Duplicity
The Same
misterman (2001 edition)
Enda Walsh Plays: One
The Ginger Ale Boy
Lynndie's Gotta Gun
Sucking Dublin
How These Desperate Men Talk
Room 303

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