|'...uproarious comedy and gut-wrenching terror'. Druid kicks off 2006 with a cracking new play by one of Ireland's finest young playwrights.|
The Walworth Farce by Enda Walsh opens at Galway's Town Hall Theatre on Monday 20th March (previews Thursday 16th, Friday 17th & Saturday 18th March) before moving to Cork's Everyman Palace Theatre and then Dublin's Helix in April. Previous works by the award-winning Enda Walsh include The Small Things; Bedbound; Misterman and Disco Pigs.
The production features Syan Blake, Denis Conway, Garrett Lombard and Aaron Monaghan and brings a new and exciting creative team to Druid - Director Mikel Murfi (director of Trad, hit show of the 2004 Galway Arts Festival and 2005 Edinburgh Fringe and soon transferring to the Bush Theatre in London), Designer Sabine Dargent and Lighting Designer Paul Keogan.
IN THE WORDS OF THE GALWAY ADVERTISER: Walsh's script switches throughout between uproarious comedy and gut wrenching terror to create a potent and unique theatrical experience. A semi-deranged father Dinny lives in a high-rise London council flat with his two adult sons Sean and Blake, all of whom left Cork many years earlier. Under Dinny's tyrannical direction, the trio daily enact a crazy 'play' of his own devising which purports to reveal how and why he initially left Cork. Yet Dinny's farce is gradually shown to project a false version of events and dangerous shards of truth begin to puncture and destabilise his cherished fiction. This process is accelerated by the arrival on the doorstep of Tesco shop-worker Hayley, an unwitting visitor who quickly finds herself dragooned into Dinny's drama. Don't miss!
The Walworth Farce
Town Hall Theatre, Galway
Mon 20th - Sat 25th March, 8pm
(Previews Thurs 16, Fri 17 & Sat 18 March); Matinee 3pm Sat 25;
Tickets €22 / €16 concession; Matinee & Preview Tickets €15
For tickets, contact the Town Hall Theatre, phone 091 569777
Cork Everyman Palace Theatre
Tues 28th March - Sat 1st April, 8pm
Matinee Saturday 3pm.Tickets €25 /€18 concession.
Book online www.everymanpalace.com or phone: 021 450 1673.
Telephone credit card transactions are subject to a €1.25 handling charge.
The Helix, Dublin
Tues 4th - Sat 15th April, 8pm
Matinee Sat 15th April 3pm.
Tickets Mon-Thurs €22.50/€17;
Weekend Evening €25/€20. Matinee Tickets €15
For tickets, phone 01 7007000 (Telephone bookings are subject to a €3 transaction fee)
Or log onto www.thehelix.ie. (No Booking Fee online).
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