Enda Walsh

Theatre, Film and TV Nick Marston, +44 (0)20 7393 4450 Email Nick Marston

Ballyturk

Winner: Best Production, Irish Times Theatre Awards
theatre
Producer Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival Director Enda Walsh Starring
  • Mikel Murfi
  • Cillian Murphy
  • Stephen Rea
  •  
    Galway Arts Festival
    The lives of two men unravel quickly over the course of 90 minutes. Where are they? Who are they? What room is this, and what might be beyond the walls?

    Enda's new play examines how two men can continue when they experience the moment of realisation that eveyone will die. Ballyturk stars Enda's long-time collaborators Cillian Murphy and Mikel Murfi, along with Stephen Rea. Ballyturk premiered at the Galway International Arts Festival in July 2014, before touring to Cork and Dublin in August and transferring to the National Theatre in London in September 2014. 
    Media
    Ballyturk
    Reviews

    Ballyturk is dark and giddily disturbing, not because it constructs a place, or a prison, but because it is provides a springboard, propelling us into the unknown. Peter Crawley
    Irish Times

    Stunning... Bravos and bouquets to one and all.

    Charlie McBride
    Galway Advertiser

    the hottest ticket at this year's Galway international arts festival. And deservedly so, because it combines manic physical comedy with a meditation on the brevity of our earthly existence Michael Billington
    The Guardian

    the words' power and stillness ultimately triumph and they echo long after the final moments of bleak desolation. Sophie Gorman
    Irish Independent

    Walsh’s brilliance earns him the right not to do resolutions, but audiences retain the right to wish for them. Fintan O'Toole
    Irish Times

    Enda Walsh retains his ability to unsettle, to place side by side daft slapstick, playful theatricality and sublime poetry. As Stephen Rea has said of Ballyturk: "It isn't about something; it is something." Heather Neill
    The Arts Desk

    Ballyturk is a deliciously strange new play... stunningly performed, and Walsh’s writing has wild verve. Henry Hitchings
    Evening Standard

    you leave the theatre gasping for air and heading for the bar. Michael Coveney
    What's On Stage