Medicine

Cast: 2f 1m plus drummer (plus additional voices, can be pre-recorded)

Staging: Built set

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

Published in volume Medicine & The Same: two plays
First Staged:
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh International Festival, 2021

Medicine

By Enda Walsh
Published in volume Medicine & The Same: two plays

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.

Medicine is published in the volume Medicine & The Same: two plays.

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

Press Quotes

'Flamboyant, funny and surreal'

Guardian

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

Whatsonstage

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

Scotsman

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

Broadway Baby

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

Sunday Times

Cast: 2f 1m plus drummer (plus additional voices, can be pre-recorded)

Staging:Built set

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

Published in volume Medicine & The Same: two plays

Also by Enda Walsh:

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

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