The Walworth Farce
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The Walworth Farce
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The Walworth Farce London Reviews and Tickets

66%
(4 Ratings)
Positive
50%
Mixed
25%
Negative
25%
Members say
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.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (4)

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148 Reviews | 19 Followers
77
Edgy, Thought-provoking, Dizzying, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You like serious dramas with farcical elements tied into the screenplay

Don't see it if You want a lighter plot and can't be arsed to focus throughout the evening

122 Reviews | 14 Followers
67
Great acting

See it if You like Enda Walsh’s word play

Don't see it if You hate Philip Ridley does Irish decay Read more

28 Reviews | 0 Followers
46
Slow, Dated, Cliched

See it if You're looking to do something different

Don't see it if You struggle to hold your attention to slow paced stories

16 Reviews | 2 Followers
79
Disturbing, Confusing, Riveting, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you like dark tales and Irish accents.

Don't see it if you like Mrs Brown's Boys.

Critic Reviews (9)

BroadwayWorld
February 25th, 2023

“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.”
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The Times (UK)
February 25th, 2023

"Walsh’s work is drawn repeatedly to play-acting amid stasis. Here there are genuinely funny, genuinely unsettling moments. "
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The Stage (UK)
February 27th, 2023

"Though there’s plenty of surreal humour built into Walsh’s brilliantly skewed script, Allpress never shies away from the nightmare unfolding under the surface"
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WhatsOnStage
February 27th, 2023

"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."
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All That Dazzles (UK)
February 26th, 2023

"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."
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Theatre Weekly (UK)
February 24th, 2023

“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.”
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Time Out London
February 27th, 2023

“Like a lot of Walsh’s work, this play drops you into its characters’ uncanny, insular world and you have to pick up their rules and rituals as you go along.”
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The Guardian (UK)
February 25th, 2023

"While there are giddy costume changes and Skinner has comical swagger, the slapstick seldom reaches fever pitch nor carries enough underlying terror. "
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