Arlington - a new play by ENDA WALSH

Category: Press


What Is a Dance Doing in the Middle of Enda Walsh’s Play?

A woman, alone, stomps in place and slaps her chest and thighs. She runs in circles and spins. She weeps and crumples and slams into walls. At one point, during the 20 minutes that we watch her, she murmurs to…

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Words Make A Room: The Plays of Enda Walsh

Earlier this month, the morning after the opening of his play “Arlington,” in Brooklyn, the Irish playwright Enda Walsh was rubbing his eyes. What did he think of the opening? “I didn’t see it!” he said. “I went out for…

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Review – Vogue

‘a beautiful play… gorgeous choreography is by Emma Martin… 20 minutes of movement by Oona Doherty that are likely to take your breath away.’ Read the full review here. 

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Review – The New York Times

Ben Brantley on Arlington: ‘this riveting fever dream of a play … some of the most sophisticated visual and sound effects on display in New York … bravura performances … dazzling video montage’ Read the full review here 

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Enda Walsh on Róisín Meets

Enda Walsh sits down to chat to Irish Times journalist Róisín Ingle. Listen in here. 

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Review – The Arts Review

‘Hugh O’Conor’s nervous wreck with a big heart is an absolute joy … Charlie Murphy is simply astonishing … Oona Doherty is utterly exhilarating … an utterly unforgettable experience’ Read the full review here.

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Review – Sunday Business Post

★★★★  ’What is new and fresh about Arlington is the way in which Walsh harnesses a variety of different tools to create his world … this is theatre as Total Theatre. Theatre as true collaboration’ Written by Sara Keating for the…

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Enda Walsh: ‘It should bypass the intellect and go straight to the bones’

He considers himself ‘a profoundly Irish writer’ but this month marks Enda Walsh’s Abbey main stage debut. Andrew Lynch talks to the playwright about this career milestone, losing David Bowie and why he’s not interested in simple, linear narratives. Enda…

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Enda Walsh and Charlie Murphy on Sundays with Miriam

Enda Walsh and Charlie speak to Miriam O’Callaghan during production of Arlington at the Abbey Theatre. Listen back here. 

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Review – Sunday Business Post

★★★★      ‘a more openly avant-garde piece than some of [Walsh’s] previous creations … Isla (winningly played by Charlie Murphy) … a gorgeous sequence from dancer Oona Doherty … Doherty delivers a compelling set-piece … powerful … Arlington  has…

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