I thought we knew everything there was to know.
The lives of two men unravel quickly over the course of 90 minutes. Where are they? Who are they? What room is this, and what might be beyond the walls?
The Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival production of Ballyturk, written and directed by Enda Walsh, premiered at GIAF to huge acclaim in 2014 and became the fastest selling show in the Festival’s history. Ballyturk made its UK premiere at the National Theatre of Great Britain in London where it was included in The Guardian’s Top 10 Theatre Shows of the Year. The show received multiple award nominations, and was awarded both Best Sound Design and Best Production at the Irish Times Theatre Awards in 2015.
This new production of Ballyturk is a Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival co-production in association with the Abbey Theatre, and stars Olwen Fouéré, Mikel Murfi and Tadhg Murphy. It played at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, from 3-11 March 2017 as part of the inaugural season by the new Directors of the Abbey, Graham McLaren and Neil Murray.
Reuniting the creative team that was responsible for Misterman, the production is directed by Enda Walsh with sets and costumes designed by Jamie Vartan and lighting by Adam Silverman. Sound is designed by Helen Atkinson, with original music composed by Teho Teardo.
Gut-wrenchingly funny and achingly sad, and featuring jaw-dropping moments of physical comedy, Ballyturk is an ambitious, profound and tender work from one of Ireland’s leading playwrights.