‘The Walworth Farce is as brilliant an original as you are likely to see in the theater this year’ The New York Sun
THE BIGGEST WORLD TOUR FOR A NEW PLAY IN RECENT THEATRE HISTORY.
When this production closed in Sydney on April 24, 2010 there had been 209 performances in 22 different cities across six countries. 627 cans of beer, 418 packets of pink wafers and 41 pints of Maureen’s ‘special blue sauce’ were used in the process!
Read about how it started and where it went!
One of the most innovative and thrilling playwrights of his generation, Enda Walsh is internationally celebrated for his exhilarating wordplay and the visceral power of his stories. His play The New Electric Ballroom, also presented by Druid, has enjoyed similar success at home in Ireland, in the USA, the UK and Australia.
It’s 11 o’clock in the morning in a council flat on the Walworth Road in London. In two hours time, as is normal, a father and his two sons will have consumed six cans of beer, fifteen crackers with spreadable cheese, ten pink biscuit wafers and one oven cooked chicken with a strange blue sauce. Enda Walsh’s ‘ferociously entertaining’ play combines hilarious moments with shocking realism and delivers an achingly tender insight into what happens when we become stuck in the stories we tell ourselves about our lives.
Listen to and watch behind the scenes interviews.
Druid would like to acknowledge and thank Eugene Downes and his team at Culture Ireland for their financial support and commitment to bringing The Walworth Farce on this world tour. Druid would also like to acknowledge the Arts Council for their financial support towards the original staging of this production.
Michael Glenn Murphy
Set & Costume Designer
Company Stage Manager
Paula Tierney (Ireland, UK, Canada & America)
Colm O’Callaghan (Australia & New Zealand)
Wigs and Make Up
Interview with Enda Walsh – October 2009
WATCH an extended interview with Enda Walsh hosted by Joe Dowling at the Walker Arts Center in Minneapolis during the run of The Walworth Farce
April 14 – 24, 2010The Walworth Farce 2010 - Canberra Theatre Centre, Australia
April 7 – 10, 2010The Walworth Farce 2010 - Newcastle Australia
March 25 – 27, 2009The Walworth Farce 2010 - Wellington, New Zealand (New Zealand Arts Festival)
March 17 – 21, 2010The Walworth Farce 2010 - Wollongong, Australia
March 10 – 13, 2010The Walworth Farce 2010 - Adelaide, Australia (Adelaide Festival)
March 3 – 7, 2010The Walworth Farce 2010 - Perth, Australia (Perth International Arts Festival)
February 23 – 27, 2010The Walworth Farce 2009 - Berkeley, USA (Zellerbach Playhouse)
November 18 – 22, 2009The Walworth Farce 2009 - Los Angeles, USA (UCLA Live)
November 11 – 15, 2009The Walworth Farce 2009 - Miami, USA (Adrienne Arsht Center)
November 4 – 7, 2009The Walworth Farce 2009 - Chicago, USA (Chicago Shakespeare Theater)
October 28 – Nov 1, 2009The Walworth Farce 2009 - Minneapolis, USA (Walker Art Center)
October 21 – 25, 2009The Walworth Farce 2009 - Columbus, USA (Wexner Theatre)
October 16 – 17, 2009The Walworth Farce 2009 - Toronto, Canada (Harbourfront Centre)
October 6 – 10, 2009The Walworth Farce 2009 - Galway (Druid Lane Theatre)
September 23 – October 2, 2009The Walworth Farce 2009 - Salford, UK (The Lowry)
September 15 – 19, 2009The Walworth Farce 2009 - Oxford, UK (Oxford Playhouse)
September 9 – 12, 2009