Medicine & The Same: two plays
Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781839040238Publication Date:
5 Aug 2021
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Ebook, 96 pages ISBN: 9781788504058Publication Date:
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Titles included:
The Same

Medicine & The Same: two plays

By Enda Walsh

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John Kane sits on a hospital trolley. Very shortly, a giant lobster, two women called Mary, a very old man and a jazz percussionist arrive. Then everything starts.

Enda Walsh's Medicine is a dark and frequently absurdist play. Devastatingly funny and profoundly moving, it examines how, for decades, we have treated those we call 'mentally ill'.

It was first produced by Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival as part of the 2021 Edinburgh International Festival, prior to performances in Galway and New York. It was directed by Enda Walsh, with a cast including Clare Barrett, Aoife Duffin and Domhnall Gleeson, with drummer Seán Carpio.

This edition also includes Walsh's play The Same, about two women who meet in a psychiatric institution. Published here for the first time, it was produced by Corcadorca in 2017, and won The Irish Times Irish Theatre Award for Best Play.

'One of the most fiercely individual voices in the theatre today' New York Times

Press Quotes

'Flamboyant, funny and surreal'

Guardian (on Medicine)

'Taut and energetic, frequently bleak, but shot through with touches of absurdist humour... burns with searing honesty... It's chilling, powerful, and unforgettable'

Whatsonstage (on Medicine)

'A heartbreaking yet hugely energising and thrilling journey through one man's troubled psyche'

Scotsman (on Medicine)

'Takes the stage by storm... It's bizarre, quite extraordinary and mind-boggling'

Broadway Baby (on Medicine)

'Devilishly satirical... cuts disturbingly close to the bone'

Sunday Times (on Medicine)
Paperback,96 pages ISBN: 9781839040238Publication Date:
5 Aug 2021
Size: 198mm x 129mm£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
Ebook,96 pages ISBN: 9781788504058Publication Date:
5 Aug 2021
£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)

Also by Enda Walsh:

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

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