Great acting, Absorbing, Confusing, Edgy, Disturbing
About the Show
A new revival of Enda Walsh’s farce about an Irish family's relationship with one another & the past.
In their council flat in Elephant & Castle, Sean and Blake re-enact the moment that their father Dinny fled their home in Ireland. But Dinny's not in the mood for their performance today, he's furious because there's no chicken dinner. Little does he or his sound know that their day is about to get much worse when an unexpected visitor arrives ...
“Walsh's play is really a play about plays; theatre's power to convince us of the lies we tell ourselves in order to cope with an increasingly bleak reality. Perhaps it's not just the right place for a revival, but the right time too.”
"Not everyone will embrace Walsh's testosterone-fuelled, no holds barred mayhem, but for those who like their plays bold, gory and bracing, 'The Walworth Farce' is a macabre delight… and these adrenalised performances rock."
"It is just a shame my first trip there wasn’t all I had hoped. The show itself did have some good qualities including its wonderful cast. While I may not have been completely won over, it definitely wasn’t a complete farce."
“In reality, as an audience, we have to work hard with this one; it takes real concentration and determination to figure out what’s going on, and to keep track of the multiple plot lines unfolding all at once. But when you put in the effort, you are rewarded with an astoundingly clever piece of writing.”