Penelope

Cast: 1f (non-speaking) 4m

Staging: Single built set (drained swimming pool)

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 64 pages ISBN: 9781848421158Publication Date:
8 Jul 2010
Size: 198mm x 129mm£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)
EPUB, 64 pages ISBN: 9781780013213Publication Date:
15 Oct 2014
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First Staged:
Druid Lane Theatre, Galway, 2010; Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, 2010

Penelope

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'

Guardian

Cast: 1f (non-speaking) 4m

Staging:Single built set (drained swimming pool)

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

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

Also by Enda Walsh:

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

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