Dublin Theatre Festival



By Enda Walsh

Venue The New Theatre

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Enda Walsh's Disco Pigs was one of the great success stories of 1990s Irish theatre. After premiering to enormous acclaim in Dublin in 1996, it has since been performed in over 16 countries around the world and has been translated into eight languages. This year the eircom Dublin theatre festival premieres Walsh's latest play, 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, just to fill the terrifying silence in her head. Everything is frantic and broken and ugly because they can't stop talking. If only they could stop and sleep… Both very funny and full of pain, against the odds, bedbound becomes a story of love and forgiveness.

This world premiere will be directed by the playwright himself. Enda Walsh won the Stewart Parker Trust and George Devine awards for Disco Pigs. His other plays include Sucking Dublin and Misterman. Walsh's short film Not a Bad Christmas opened last year's Murphy's Cork Film Festival and his feature screenplay of Disco Pigs is currently in post-production.

An eircom Dublin theatre festival commission.

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