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.

A riveting and savage take on the classic Greek myth of Penelope, wife of Odysseus.
A radical re-interpretation of The Brothers Karamazov, Dostoevsky's classic and compelling tale of family ri...
A dark fable of the emotionally stultifying effects of small-town life, from the author of Disco Pigs&#...
A fierce and devastating fable about enforced silence.
A remarkable play about what can happen when we become stuck in the stories we tell about our lives. Visceral and ten...
A fierce and uncompromising short play about a group of five individuals tormented by a rape in a claustrophobic, dru...
A strange and haunting monologue from the acclaimed Irish playwright.
Enda Walsh's breakthrough play, a fast and formally inventive portrait of two teenage Irish misfits
A virtuosic study of one man's descent into religious mania in small-town Ireland. This edition was published alongsi...
An extraordinary, Tony Award-winning musical about love, friendship and music. Based on the Academy Award-winning fil...
A gut-wrenchingly funny, achingly sad play featuring jaw-dropping moments of physical comedy.
A one-act duologue by Enda Walsh which went on to inspire his play Ballyturk.
A short monologue inspired by the Third Epistle of John and first produced by the Bush Theatre, London, as part of th...
Mischievously adapted from Roald Dahl's story, acclaimed playwright Enda Walsh turns The Twits upside down a...
A strange, tender love story from the author of Disco Pigs and The Walworth Farce.