Booking to 18 March 2023
Enda Walsh’s award winning play The Walworth Farce is revived at Southwark Playhouse Elephant this February.
Starring Dan Skinner, Emmet Byrne, Killian Coyle and Rachelle Diedericks, this darkly comic tale is directed by Nicky Allpress.
The Walworth Farce is a remarkable play about what can happen when we become stuck in the stories we tell about our lives. Visceral and tender, the play combines hilarious moments with shocking realism.
First performed in Galway, Cork and Dublin in 2006 it was revived at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh in 2007 at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where it won a Fringe First award. The play received its London premiere at the National Theatre in September 2008.
The Walworth Farce runs from 17 February 2023 until 18 March 2023 at Southwark Playhouse Elephant, London.
What's the story of The Walworth Farce?
“And what news of London Town, Paddy? This Walworth Road off the Elephant and Castle paint me a picture of this boulevard and its surrounding environs.”
Holed up in a flat on the Walworth Road, Sean and Blake diligently recite their father Dinny’s lines as they daily re-enact the moment they fled their home in Ireland. But today’s performance is going to be different: Dinny’s got a rage on because there’s a sausage and Ryvita in place of the chicken dinner, Sean’s head’s not been in it since he came back from Tescos, and the three men are about to receive an unexpected visitor…
Who is in the cast of The Walworth Farce?
The cast features Dan Skinner (Shooting Stars and various TV comedy shows); Emmet Byrne (The Long Christmas Dinner, Abbey Theatre; NW Trilogy, Kiln Theatre; Cell Mates, Hampstead Theatre); Killian Coyle (All That We Found Here, The New Theatre Dublin; The Boys, Young Skings, Reality Check Productions); and, Rachelle Diedericks (The Crucible, Our Generation National Theatre; Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Palace Theatre; The Band, Theatre Royal Haymarket, UK Tour).
Who are the creative team of The Walworth Farce?
Written by Enda Walsh, directed by Nicky Allpress, set & costume by Anisha Fields and lighting by Lucía Sánchez Roldán. Produced by Southwark Playhouse.
Reviews of The Walworth Farce★★★★ "Terrific revival" - TimeOut
★★★★ "Dark, absurdist comedy" - The Stage
Matinees: Thursday, Saturday
Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.
Content Warning: This production contains threats, physical and mental violence, plus portrayal of a hostage situation.
BSL Performance: Thursday 2 March at 7.45pm.
Captioned Performance: Friday 10 March at 7.45pm.
Audio Described Performance: Saturday 11 March at 2.30pm.
Please note there will be a touch tour before this performance. Timings TBC.
Venue InformationSouthwark Playhouse Elephant, Dante Place, 80 Newington Butts, London, SE11 4FL
Nearest Tube or Train: Elephant & Castle
Nearest Buses: 196, 133, 155, 333, 415
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