Enda Walsh

Enda Walsh

Enda Walsh is a multi-award-winning Irish playwright. He lives in London. His work has been translated into over twenty languages and has been performed internationally since 1998.

His recent plays include Arlington at the 2016 Galway International Festival; an adaptation of Roald Dahl's The Twits for the Royal Court (2015); Ballyturk and Room 303 at the 2014 Galway International Arts Festival; Misterman, presented by Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival in Ireland, London and New York (2011–2012); and several plays for Druid Theatre Company, including Penelope, which has been presented in Ireland, America and London, from 2010–2011, The New Electric Ballroom, which played Ireland, Australia, Edinburgh, London, New York and LA from 2008–2009, and The Walworth Farce, which played Ireland, Edinburgh, London and New York, as well as an American and Australian tour, from 2007–2010.

He collaborated with David Bowie on the musical Lazarus (New York Theatre Workshop, 2015, and West End, 2016), and won a Tony Award in 2012 for writing the book for the musical Once, seen on Broadway, in the West End and on a US tour.

His other plays include Delirium (Theatre O/Barbican), which played Dublin and a British tour in 2008; Chatroom (National Theatre), which played at the National Theatre and on tour in Britain and Asia (2006–2007); and The Small Things (Paines Plough), which played London and Ireland (2005).

His early plays include Bedbound (Dublin Theatre Festival) and Disco Pigs (Corcadorca).

His film work includes Disco Pigs (Temple Films/Renaissance) and Hunger (Blast/FILM4), winner of the Camera d'Or at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival.

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Penelope

A savage, tragicomic take on the classic Greek myth of Penelope, wife of Odysseus.

Enda Walsh Plays: One

The first eight astonishing plays by 'one of the most dazzling wordsmiths of contemporary theatre'.

Disco Pigs & Sucking Dublin

The award-winning play about two warped teenagers that confirmed Enda Walsh's place in the forefront of young Irish dramatists - plus his short play, Sucking Dublin.

Delirium

A radical re-interpretation of The Brothers Karamazov, Dostoevsky's classic and compelling tale of family rivalries.

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The New Electric Ballroom

A dark fable of the emotionally stultifying effects of small-town life, from the author of Disco Pigs and The Walworth Farce.

 

bedbound & misterman: two plays

Two early plays from the acclaimed Irish writer Enda Walsh.

The Small Things

A fierce and devastating fable about enforced silence.

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The Walworth Farce

A remarkable play about what can happen when we become stuck in the stories we tell about our lives.

Sucking Dublin

A fierce and uncompromising short play about a group of five individuals tormented by a rape in a claustrophobic, drug-infested Dublin.

Published in volume Disco Pigs & Sucking Dublin

    misterman (2001 edition)

    A strange and haunting monologue from the acclaimed Irish playwright.

      Disco Pigs

      Enda Walsh's breakthrough play, a fast and formally inventive portrait of two teenage Irish misfits

      Published in volume Disco Pigs & Sucking Dublin

        Misterman

        A virtuosic study of one man's descent into religious mania in small-town Ireland. This edition was published alongside the 2012 production at the National Theatre starring Cillian Murphy.

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