Enda Walsh(Nick Hern Books)

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3.9 out of 5


from 131 ratings and 14 reviews

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A gut-wrenchingly funny, achingly sad play featuring jaw-dropping moments of physical comedy.

The lives of two men unravel over the course of ninety minutes.

Where are they?

Who are they?

What room is this, and what might be beyond the walls?

<i>Ballyturk</i> premiered at Galway International Arts Festival in 2014.

It subsequently toured Ireland before opening at the National Theatre, London.

'a richly theatrical experience' combines manic physical comedy with a meditation on the brevity of our earthly existence' imagine <i>Under Milk Wood</i> interpreted by Buster Keaton and you get the picture' <i>Guardian</i>

'delirious and captivating' this is thrilling theatre, visceral and cerebral, hilarious and sad' <i>Irish Examiner</i>

'ferocious physical slapstick comedy is interspersed with heartbreakingly tender and delicately poetic explorations of the soul... it throbs with searing poignancy at times, is riotously funny at others' a remarkable achievement' <i>Irish Independent</i>

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