The Walworth Farce

Cast: 1f 3m

Staging: Single built set (council flat)

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

Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781854599971Publication Date:
1 Aug 2007
Size: 198mm x 132mm£12.99 £10.39You save £2.60 (20%)
Ebook, 96 pages ISBN: 9781780013206Publication Date:
12 Jan 2015
£12.99 £10.39You save £2.60 (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

'Fast and furious... Enda Walsh's queasy thriller is masterpiece of virtuoso tale-telling'

Arts Desk

'Genius... a first-rate farce concealed in a tragedy of Shakespearian proportions... an astoundingly clever piece of writing... as hilarious as it is heartbreaking'

Theatre Weekly

'A fascinating mixture of trauma, fantasy and jet black comedy... testosterone-fuelled, no holds barred mayhem... a macabre delight'

WhatsOnStage

'A twisted classic... disturbing and violent... The play's black humour twists and yawns into darker depths... an affecting allegory for the damage that families do'

Time Out

'A special piece of theatre... challenging and uncomfortable, but also a pure delight'

British Theatre Guide

Cast: 1f 3m

Staging:Single built set (council flat)

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

Paperback,96 pages ISBN: 9781854599971Publication Date:
1 Aug 2007
Size: 198mm x 132mm£12.99 £10.39You save £2.60 (20%)
Ebook,96 pages ISBN: 9781780013206Publication Date:
12 Jan 2015
£12.99 £10.39You save £2.60 (20%)

Also by Enda Walsh:

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

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