|A public reading of The Walworth Farce, a new play by Enda Walsh which was commissioned by Druid under its New Writing programme, will take place next Friday 29th October 2004 at Druid Theatre, Chapel Lane, Galway at 8pm. The reading will feature actors Sean Mc Ginley, Barry Ward and Katie Kirby. This is a rare opportunity for Galway Audiences to see a work in progress from one of the country's finest young playwrights.|
London-based Walsh has had seven stage plays produced to date. These include The Ginger Ale Boy, Disco Pigs, Misterman and Bedbound. He has won the Stewart Parker and the George Devine Awards, two Edinburgh Fringe Awards and two Critic's Awards. Disco Pigs and Bedbound have been translated into 18 languages and have had productions throughout Europe. His play Misterman has been in rep in the Schaubuhne in Berlin for three years. He has written two radio plays. Four Big Days in the Life of Dessie Banks for RTE which won the I PA Radio Drama Award and The Monotonous Life of Little Miss P for the BBC which was commended at the Gran Prix Berlin. He has written a new play for Paines Plough in London called The Small Things which goes into production next January and a new play for the Kammerspiele in Munich called The New Electric Ballroom which is currently running. He has finished a play for the Royal National's Connections Project called Chatroom. He wrote the screenplay of the film Disco Pigs which was released in 2002 and is currently under commission for two other films Miss Emerald Isle and an adaptation of the children's story The Island of the Aunts by Eva Ibbotson. He is also working on a Bobby Sands Project for Film Four to be filmed next year.
Born in Dublin in 1967, Walsh attended same secondary school where Roddy Doyle taught. Enda's creative breakthrough came when he moved to Cork and collaborated with director Pat Kiernan of Corcadorca. Enda has become more Corkonian than the Corkonians themselves.