Disco Pigs & Sucking Dublin

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ISBN: 9781854593986
Author: By Enda Walsh
Publication Date: 28/08/1997
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Extent: 64pp.
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Disco Pigs is the award-winning play about two warped teenagers that confirmed Enda Walsh’s place in the forefront of young Irish dramatists and was filmed in 2001 with Cillian Murphy and Elaine Cassidy.

Pig and Runt are two 17-year-olds who share everything: birthday, language, worldview – and that moment when pop songs and life-changing orgasms flash by and last forever.

Disco Pigs was first performed by Corcadorca Theatre Company at the Triskel Arts Centre, Cork, in September 1996, and subsequently at the 1996 Dublin Theatre Festival. It received its UK premiere at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, in August 1997, before transferring to the Bush Theatre, London, in September 1997, and then on international tour.

It won the Stewart Parker Prize for the best Irish debut play and the George Devine Award in 1997.

Also included in this volume is Sucking Dublin, a fierce and uncompromising short play about a group of five individuals tormented by a rape in a claustrophobic, drug-infested Dublin.

Sucking Dublin was first performed by the Outreach Department of the Abbey Theatre at Basin Lane Youth Reach Centre in Dublin in 1997. It also played at the Samuel Beckett Theatre in Trinity College, Dublin, from 4 November 1997.

‘A small-scale modern classic’
Time Out on Disco Pigs

George Devine Award

Stewart Parker Prize

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