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Arlington
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Arlington

Enda Walsh
 

A strange, tender love story from the author of  Disco Pigs and  The Walworth Farce.

In a waiting room, inside a tower, Isla waits for her number to be called. A young woman finally understands her fate. And a young man faces a stark decision. In the midst of a bleak and terrifying world,  Arlington is a compelling ode to the human spirit and its power to endure. 

Nick Hern Books, UK | 978-1-84842-605-4 | Sales: Australia/NZ only  | PB
Bedbound and Misterman
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Bedbound and Misterman

Enda Walsh
 
Bedbound 
A father and a daughter share a small bed. He talks frantically about his extraordinary past in furniture sales; she talks no less compulsively about anything at all, to fill the terrifying silence in her head.

Review
'It holds the attention magnetically... Not for the squeamish or the faint at heart.' - Irish Times

Misterman
Enter the head of Thomas Magill, an unstable man in his mid thirties, whose confused mission is to bring God to his fellow townsfolk of Inishfree.

Review
'A comic and chilling character... This is a man whom everyone dismisses as harmless but who stock-piles his resentment like hand grenades... Beautifully realised.' - Guardian
Cast : Bedbound - 1M, 1F ; Misterman - 1M, 2F
Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-640-6 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Delirium
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Delirium

Enda Walsh
 
A pulsatingly energetic adaptation of Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov.

An exhilarating plunge into a darkly male universe, Delirium depicts the struggle to survive in a world losing its moral and ethical boundaries. It dramatises the way that the actions of the fundamentalist threaten to overthrow the established order, heralding an era where ‘everything is permitted’.

Always concerned in his own work with people living extreme lives, governed by ungovernable passions and obsessions, Enda Walsh is the ideal choice to wrestle Dostoevsky onto the stage.

Cast : 5M, 2F
Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-529-4 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Disco Pigs / Sucking Dublin
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Disco Pigs / Sucking Dublin

Enda Walsh
 
Disco Pigs
The story of 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.

Won the Stewart Parker and the George Devine awards as well as the Best Fringe Production award at the Dublin Festival. 

Review
'Disco Pigs  Does for Cork kids what Irvine Welsh’s  Trainspotting  did for young Scots.'   -   Daily Telegraph

Sucking Dublin 
A fierce and uncompromising account of a group of five individuals tormented by a rape in a claustrophobic, drug-infested Dublin.


Cast : Disco Pigs - 1M, 1F ; Sucking Dublin - 2M, 3F
Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-398-6 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
New Electric Ballroom, The
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New Electric Ballroom, The

Enda Walsh
 
Three old women are trapped in a dark dream of remembered romance in this hypnotic play by the author of Disco Pigs.

Two old women in a remote Irish town of gossip and fish, obsessively relive the time when, as 17-year-olds, they were nearly seduced at the New Electric Ballroom by Roller Doyle, the singer in a touring band. Meanwhile Patsy the fishmonger hovers, desperate to be invited in to break the monotony of fish and cobbled streets. Urged on by Ada, their younger companion, the three women strip and wash him while he confesses to being Roller Doyle’s love-child.

Enda Walsh’s hallucinatory new play is a companion piece to his award-winning 2007 Edinburgh Festival hit, The Walworth Farce. In that play, an Irish father forced his two cowed sons repeatedly to re-enact the myth of their mother’s demise. In The New Electric Ballroom, the genders are reversed, as the three old women obsessively re-enact scenes from their younger lives.


Cast : 1M, 3F
Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-532-4 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Once: The Musical
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Once: The Musical

Enda Walsh (Lyrics Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová)
 
Based on the much-loved film, Once is an extraordinary, original and irresistibly joyous celebration of love, friendship and music. When an Irish busker and a young Czech mother meet through a shared love of music, their songwriting sparks a deep connection and a tender, longing romance that neither of them could have expected.

With a book by the acclaimed Irish playwright Enda Walsh, Once is an old-fashioned love story that dares to be different, an achingly beautiful, thrillingly inspirational show that strikes a truly unforgettable chord.


Cast : 8M, 5F
Nick Hern Books UK | 978-1-84842-310-7 | Sales: Australia/NZ only | PB
Penelope
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Penelope

Enda Walsh
 
This riveting and savage take on the classic Greek myth of Penelope, wife of Odysseus, won a Fringe First Award, Edinburgh 2010.

It’s 11.30 a.m. and already it’s thirty-three degrees Celsius. At the bottom of a drained swimming pool, four ridiculous men face their inevitable deaths, and play for an unwinnable love.

Review
A wild, crazy, word-drunk piece that is destined to lodge in the memory... Walsh possesses a truly original theatrical voice -  Guardian



Cast : 4M, 1F (non-speaking)
Nick Hern Books, UK | 978-1-84842-115-8 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Small Things, The
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Small Things, The

Enda Walsh
 
Two houses, each perched on a mountain top, stare at each other across a deep valley. A man and a woman talk about the small things – parquet floor zigzagging down corridors, the memory of mother's breasts, brown sauce and soggy chips. But these minutiae disguise a bigger story of brutality and unfaltering loyalty which emerges horrifically through the chit chat.

Review
Walsh's beautiful, terrible play... is a small play about the big things and the writing is harrowingly precise and poetic  -  Guardian



Cast : 1M, 1F
Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-843-1 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Walsh: Plays One
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Walsh: Plays One

The Ginger Ale Boy / Disco Pigs / Misterman / Bedbound / The Small Things / Chatroom

Enda Walsh
 
The first six astonishing plays by ‘one of the most dazzling wordsmiths of contemporary theatre' Guardian.

Bursting onto the theatre scene in 1996 with Disco Pigs, Enda Walsh has delivered a sustained fusillade of strikingly original plays ever since. This volume, with a Foreword by the author, contains:

The Ginger Ale Boy
Walsh's very first, previously unpublished play, is a Cork cabaret about a ventriloquist who loses control.

Disco Pigs
Walsh's award-winning play about two warped teenagers that confirmed his place in the forefront of young Irish dramatists.

Misterman
A strange and haunting monologue about a man whose confused mission is to bring God to his fellow townsfolk of Inishfree.

Bedbound
A ferocious two-hander about a father-daughter relationship gone horribly and terrifyingly wrong.

The Small Things
A fierce and devastating fable about enforced silence.

Chatroom
A chilling tale of teenage manipulation.

Also included are two previously unpublished short plays, How These Desperate Men Talk ( 2004) and Lynndie's Gotta Gun (2005).



Cast : The Ginger Ale Boy - 5M, 5F / Disco Pigs - 1M, 1F / Misterman - 1m + 2F speaking in voiceover / Bedbound - 1M, 1F / The Small Things - 1M, 1F / Chatroom - 3M, 3F / How These Desperate Men Talk - 2M / Lynndie's Gotta Gun - 1M, 1F + one non-speaking boy
Nick Hern Books, UK | 978-1-84842-139-4 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Walworth Farce, The
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Walworth Farce, The

Enda Walsh
 
It’s 11 o’clock in the morning in a council flat in south London. In two hours’ time, as is normal, three Irishmen will have consumed six cans of Harp, fifteen crackers with spreadable cheese, ten pink biscuit wafers and one oven-cooked chicken in a strange blue sauce. Also in two hours’ time, as is normal, five people will have been killed.
 
Review
'An unsettling but exhilarating blend of the hilarious with the horrifying.'  Irish Times 




Cast : 3M, 1F
Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-997-1 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB