Friday, February 23

Tag: The Walworth Farce

The Walworth Farce – Southwark Playhouse Elephant
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The Walworth Farce – Southwark Playhouse Elephant

Southwark Playhouse have chosen the Walworth Farce by Enda Walsh as their opening production in their splendid new location at the Elephant. Apart from the location being appropriate it was not a good choice.  This is an extraordinary play based on the scenario of a father and two sons exiled from Ireland who barricade themselves in a squalid flat in the Elephant and Castle district who cut themselves off from the outside world almost completely.  They spend their time under the direction of the father, Dinny, in ever more extraordinary and surreal ways their recollection or imagined recollection of their final days in Cork.  Only one of the sons, Sean, is allowed to leave the flat to obtain basic provisions.  One day he returns home with the wrong shopping bag....
First full scale production to play new ‘Southwark Playhouse Elephant’
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First full scale production to play new ‘Southwark Playhouse Elephant’

It's eleven o'clock in the morning in a council flat on the Walworth Road in London. In two hours' time, as is normal, three Irish men will have consumed six cans of Harp, fifteen crackers with spreadable cheese, ten pink biscuit wafers and one oven-cooked chicken with a strange blue sauce. In two hours’ time, as is normal, five people will have been killed. In a little over two hours' time, as is less normal, a further two will have met their maker. Southwark Playhouse is delighted to announce the full cast for its first major production to run at its brand new space in Elephant and Castle. The new space - Southwark Playhouse Elephant, is welcoming a revival of Enda Walsh's award winning The Walworth Farce as its debut full scale production, held in its 310-seat main auditorium. ...