The New Electric Ballroom

By Enda Walsh

In 2009 The New Electric Ballroom received its Australian and American premieres, toured extensively in Ireland and was also staged in London.

'Funny, tender-hearted and at times pitch dark.'

The New Electric Ballroom is a coiled, dark, glitter-dusted fable of the emotionally stultifying effects of small-town life. Here possibilities are endless, hopes are high and opening your heart might be the one thing that saves you.

This production has wowed audiences in Edinburgh, Perth, London, Galway, Dublin and on tour around Ireland. The winning combination of great writing and breathtaking performances – “the acting is superlative” New York Times – is simply too good to miss!

‘Mr Walsh … has a breathtaking lyrical gift capable of encompassing daft humor and spine-chilling truths in language that still remains powerfully real’- New York Times
‘pricelessly funny … deeply moving’- Variety

Winner Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards 2009

  • Best New Play
  • Best Supporting Actor (Mikel Murfi)

Winner Edinburgh Fringe First Award 2008



  • Breda Rosaleen Linehan
  • Ada Catherine Walsh
  • Clara Ruth McCabe
  • Patsy Mikel Murfi

Creative Team

  • Written and directed by Enda Walsh
  • Set Design Sabine Dargent
  • Lighting Design Sinéad McKenna
  • Sound Design Gregory Clarke
  • Casting Directo Maureen Hughes

Production Team

  • Production Manager Eamonn Fox
  • Company Stage Manager Sarah Lynch
  • Stage Director Lee Davis
  • Assistant Stage Manager Colm O'Callaghan/ Jen Raith
  • Technical Manager Barry O'Brien
  • Costume Supervisor Doreen McKenna
  • Wigs and Make Up Val Sherlock
  • Carpenters Gus Dewar/ Tony Cording
  • Publicist Kate Bowe PR
  • Graphic Design Bite! Associates
  • Cover Image Photographer Ros Kavanagh
  • Production Photographer Keith Pattison