We are pleased to announce the publication of Ballyturk, from Enda Walsh, the award-winning playwright whose credits include The Walworth Farce, Disco Pigs and the acclaimed musical Once. Ballyturk was first staged at the Galway International Arts Festival in the summer of 2014 and later at the National Theatre in London in the fall of 2014.
“Delirious and captivating…this is thrilling theatre, visceral and cerebral, hilarious and sad.”
— Padraic Killeen, Irish Examiner
The lives of two men unravel quickly over the course of 90 minutes. Where are they? Who are they? What room is this, and what might be beyond the walls?
Gut-wrenchingly funny, achingly sad, featuring jaw-dropping moments of physical comedy, Ballyturk is an ambitious, profound and tender work from one of Ireland’s leading playwrights.
“The relationship between words and movement in Enda Walsh’s new play, in which two weirdly innocent men are trapped in an endless knockabout farce, is more seamless than any Irish dramatist since Beckett.”
— Fintan O’Toole, Irish Times
One of our most innovative and beguiling writers, Enda Walsh is the author of five Edinburgh Fringe First Award-winning plays, including The Walworth Farce and The New Electric Ballroom. His other plays include Penelope, Misterman and the book for the Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical Once. He also wrote the screenplay for Hunger, which one the Camera d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.