Disco Pigs

Cast: 1f 1m

Staging: Minimal set

Amateur rights performance fee: £85 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Published in volume Disco Pigs & Sucking Dublin
First Staged:
Cork 1997; then extensive tour to Edinburgh & West End

Disco Pigs

By Enda Walsh
Published in volume Disco Pigs & Sucking Dublin
  • George Devine Award - 1997
  • Stewart Parker Award - 1997

The award-winning play about two warped teenagers that confirmed Enda Walsh's place in the forefront of young Irish dramatists and was filmed in 2001 with Cillian Murphy and Elaine Cassidy.

Pig and Runt are two 17-year-olds who share everything: birthday, language, worldview - and that moment when pop songs and life-changing orgasms flash by and last forever.

Enda Walsh's play Disco Pigs was first performed by Corcadorca Theatre Company at the Triskel Arts Centre, Cork, in September 1996, and subsequently at the 1996 Dublin Theatre Festival. It received its UK premiere at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, in August 1997, before transferring to the Bush Theatre, London, in September 1997, and then on international tour.

It won the Stewart Parker Prize for the best Irish debut play and the George Devine Award in 1997.

Disco Pigs is published in the volume Disco Pigs & Sucking Dublin. It is also available in the collection Enda Walsh Plays: One.

Press Quotes

'20 years on, Enda Walsh's play about two disaffected teenagers has lost none of its kinetic energy, nor the power to simultaneously shock and move… the dialogue has a hypnotic and poetic quality'

Time Out (on the 2017 revival)

'Offers timely insights into teenage alienation... impressive'

The Stage

'Poignantly funny, full of sound and movement, this electric two-hander is phenomenal’

Irish Sunday Times

'Does for Cork kids what Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting did for young Scots'

Daily Telegraph

'A small-scale modern classic'

Time Out

Also by Enda Walsh:

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

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