Paperback, 64 pages ISBN: 9781848421158Publication Date:
8 Jul 2010
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Ebook, 64 pages ISBN: 9781780013213Publication Date:
15 Oct 2014
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First Staged:
Druid Lane Theatre, Galway, 2010; Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, 2010


By Enda Walsh

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  • Edinburgh Fringe First Award - 2010

A savage, tragicomic take on the classic Greek myth of Penelope, wife of Odysseus, whose story is recounted in Homer's Odyssey.

It's 11.30 a.m. and already it's thirty-three degrees Celsius. At the bottom of a drained swimming pool, four ridiculous men face their inevitable deaths, and play for an unwinnable love.

Enda Walsh's play Penelope was first performed by Druid Theatre Company in Druid Lane Theatre at the Galway Arts Festival in July 2010. The production subsequently toured to Edinburgh (where it won a Fringe First Award), Helsinki and New York. A version of the play in German had previously been performed at Theater Oberhausen, Germany, in February 2010.

Penelope is also available in the collection Enda Walsh Plays: Two.

Press Quotes

'Mixes classical myth with a bit of Beckett, as interpreted by Father Ted after watching an episode of Lost'

Sunday Times

'Extraordinary theatre... terrifying'

Sunday Independent, Ireland

'Among the finest plays Walsh has written'

Sunday Times, Ireland

'A wild, crazy, word-drunk piece that is destined to lodge in the memory... Walsh possesses a truly original theatrical voice'

Paperback,64 pages ISBN: 9781848421158Publication Date:
8 Jul 2010
Size: 198mm x 129mm£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)
Ebook,64 pages ISBN: 9781780013213Publication Date:
15 Oct 2014
£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)

Also by Enda Walsh:

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

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