The Walworth Farce
A remarkable play about what can happen when we become stuck in the stories we tell about our lives. Visceral and tender, The Walworth Farce combines hilarious moments with shocking realism.
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, three Irish men will have consumed six cans of Harp, fifteen crackers with spreadable cheese, ten pink biscuit wafers and one oven-cooked chicken with a strange blue sauce. In two hours' time, as is normal, five people will have been killed.
A major new revival by Landmark productions opened at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin in January 2015 starring Brendan Gleeson, Domhnall Gleeson and Brian Gleeson.
Hands down one of the most amazing things that I have ever witnessedAaron Paul
It is very much a family affair in Landmark Production's revival of Enda Walsh darkly deranged play, as Brendan Gleeson is joined on stage by his two sons Domhnall and Brian. And the family should be proud, the dynamic between these three makes for powerful theatre.Sophie Gorman
Irish Independent Full Review
Walsh’s tightly structured script packs in references to Synge, Beckett, Tom Murphy and Ionesco, as well as Hamlet, yet he forges his own brilliantly original dramatic visionHelen Meany
The Guardian Full Review
this feels like The Walworth Farce’s induction into the canon, an impossible and inescapable performance of identity and fantasy, the real story, perhaps, of who we arePeter Crawley
Irish Times Full Review
explosive Landmark production... a night to rememberMichael Moffat
Irish Mail on Sunday Full Review
a brilliantly devised piece of theatre... mesmerisingEmer O'Kelly
Sunday Independent Full Review
eye-wateringly funny... The two hours - plus interval - fly by.Kate O'Hara
Irish Daily Mail Full Review
Walsh's surreal yet thoroughly engrossing portrayal of a family that has long lost all sense of reality... This one will stay with you for days.Chris Wasser
Irish Herald Full Review