“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
and the book for the Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical Once
. He also wrote the screenplay for Hunger
, which won the Caméra d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.