Arlington - a new play by ENDA WALSH

Category: Press


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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Review – The Guardian

★★★★ “new form of theatre that includes drama, dance, music and … a powerful dystopian drama … weaving [Walsh’s] closely textured poetic prose into a new form of comprehensive, category-defying theatre. No Galway international arts festival seems complete without a new…

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Review – Sunday Times

Enda Walsh’s new play is quite a trip … his quest to push theatrical boundaries results in a powerful experience in which choreography, music and video collide … a delightfully funny, nerdy, nameless young man (Hugh O’Conor).  Endearingly, they fall…

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Review – The Independent

‘a powerfully political work … it’s as thought-provoking, bewildering a play as Walsh has yet written … given what can only be called a towering production by Landmark and the Galway Arts Festival … intensely moving, layered performances from Charlie…

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Review – The Stage

★★★★★   ‘a tremendous exploration of the transcending of circumstance … Walsh and the creative team combine stunning effects with playful physicality … Jack Phelan provides some of the most stirring video work that’s been seen on an Irish stage ……

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