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"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." -- Irish Times "Mr. Walsh's words in this case are there to feed the adrenaline rush of the event as a whole... you don't so much as see Ballyturk as you surrender to it."
-- New York Times "Delirious and captivating...this is thrilling theatre, visceral and cerebral, hilarious and sad." -- Irish Examiner I thought we knew everything there was to know . . . The lives of two men unravel over the course of ninety minutes. Where are they? Who are they? What room is this, and what might be beyond the walls? Gut-wrenchingly funny and achingly sad, and featuring jaw-dropping moments of physical comedy, Ballyturk is an ambitious, profound and tender work from one of Ireland's leading playwrights. 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 won the Camera d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.
About the Author
Enda Walsh is a multi-award-winning Irish playwright. He lives in London. His work has been translated into over twenty languages and has been performed internationally since 1998. His recent plays include Ballyturk and Room 303 at the 2014 Galway International Arts Festival; Misterman, presented by Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival in Ireland, London and New York (2011-2012); and several plays for Druid Theatre Company, including Penelope, which has been presented in Ireland, America and London, from 2010-2011, The New Electric Ballroom, which played Ireland, Australia, Edinburgh, London, New York and LA from 2008-2009, and The Walworth Farce, which played Ireland, Edinburgh, London and New York, as well as an American and Australian tour, from 2007-2010. He won a Tony Award in 2012 for writing the book for the musical Once, seen on Broadway, in the West End and on a US tour. His other plays include Delirium (Theatre O/Barbican), which played Dublin and a British tour in 2008; Chatroom (National Theatre), which played at the National Theatre and on tour in Britain and Asia (2006-2007); and The Small Things (Paines Plough), which played London and Ireland (2005). His early plays include Bedbound (Dublin Theatre Festival) and Disco Pigs (Corcadorca). His film work includes Disco Pigs (Temple Films/Renaissance) and Hunger (Blast/FILM4), winner of the Camera d'Or at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival.