The Walworth Farce

Cast: 1f 3m

Staging: Single built set (council flat)

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

Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781854599971Publication Date:
1 Aug 2007
Size: 198mm x 132mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 96 pages ISBN: 9781780013206Publication Date:
12 Jan 2015
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
First Staged:
Druid, Galway, 2006; Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, 2007

The Walworth Farce

By Enda Walsh

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  • Edinburgh Fringe First Award - 2007

A remarkable play about what can happen when we become stuck in the stories we tell about our lives. Visceral and tender, The Walworth Farce combines hilarious moments with shocking realism.

It's 11 o'clock in the morning in a council flat on the Walworth Road in London. In two hours' time, as is normal, three Irish men will have consumed six cans of Harp, fifteen crackers with spreadable cheese, ten pink biscuit wafers and one oven-cooked chicken with a strange blue sauce. In two hours' time, as is normal, five people will have been killed.

Enda Walsh's play The Walworth Farce was first performed by Druid Theatre Company at the Town Hall Theatre, Galway, in March 2006, before touring to Cork and Dublin. It was revived at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, in August 2007 as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, winning a Fringe First Award, and received its London premiere at the National Theatre in September 2008.

The Walworth Farce is also available in the collection Enda Walsh Plays: Two.

Press Quotes

'An unsettling but exhilarating blend of the hilarious with the horrifying'

Irish Times

'Walsh has outdone himself with a new play more complex, dark and emotionally rich than any of his previous efforts... a theatrical experience that claws at the imagination for days afterwards'

Variety

'If there is a bleaker, funnier or more desperate play in Edinburgh this year, I'll eat my hat'

Guardian

'Brilliant and savage... a mind-blowing combination of Marx Brothers madness and exploded Irish cliché'

Scotsman

'Enda Walsh makes his own distinctive stage music in the fury of his writing talent and the irresistible surge of his blatant theatricality'

Independent

Cast: 1f 3m

Staging:Single built set (council flat)

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

Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781854599971Publication Date:
1 Aug 2007
Size: 198mm x 132mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 96 pages ISBN: 9781780013206Publication Date:
12 Jan 2015
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Enda Walsh:

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

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