NEWS: The Walworth Farce to be The First Production to Play at the Southwark Playhouse Elephant

The production will play at the Southwark Playhouse’s additional new venue from the 17th February.

The Southwark Playhouse has announced casting for its first production to run at its brand new space in Elephant and Castle. This new venue, the Southwark Playhouse Elephant is set to present a revival of Edna Walsh’s award winning The Walworth Farce, to be presented in its 310-seat main auditorium from the 17th February until the 18th March.

Directed by Nicky Allpress, the cast for this revival includes Dan Skinner as Dinny, Emmet Byrne as Sean, Killian Coyle as Blake and Rachelle Diedericks as Hayley.

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…

The play looks at what happens when we become stuck in the stories we tell about our lives. It was 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 creative team behind the production includes: design by Anisha Field and lighting design by Lucía Sánchez Roldán.

For more information and to book tickets visit: https://southwarkplayhouse.co.uk/productions/the-walworth-farce/

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