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London Theater Review: 'Ballyturk' with Cillian Murphy, Stephen Rea

Two cheerfully ludicrous characters stuck in the same place play extravagantly with language and each other as they jockey for position and kill time. And although their seemingly mad activities gradually reveal an internal logic, they have no one literal “meaning.” If Enda Walsh’s new play “Ballyturk” sounds a lot like “Waiting for Godot,” Walsh’s own grandly staged, high-octane production with dazzlingly fast-paced performances by Cillian Murphy and Mikel Murfi are more like Beckett on Benzedrine. 433 more words


Ballyturk - National Theatre. ****

Enda Walsh’s new play pairs him again with Cillian Murphy at the National Theatre. This time, Murphy is joined by Mikel Murfi as they are trapped in a large room, reenacting characters from the fictional town of Ballyturk. 165 more words

Theatre Reviews

Review - Ballyturk, National Theatre

It was only yesterday that Phil was reminiscing about theatrical mishaps and already he has another to add to his list.

In Enda Walsh‘s strange and possibly existential (if Phil really understood the word) … 575 more words


Review: Ballyturk by Enda Walsh, at the National Theatre, Lyttelton stage

Describing Ballyturk is a challenge, a riddle and an emotional rollercoaster disguised as an intellectual exercise: it’s like having an existential crisis and a stroke and a panic attack, all rolled into one but with songs and dancing and talc powder and yellow jumpers and jenga towers of biscuits and fierce words and fiercer silences.  251 more words


Ballyturk at the National Theatre, 11 September - 11 October 2014

The lives of two men unravel quickly over the course of 90 minutes. Where are they? Who are they? What is this room, and what might be beyond the walls? 167 more words

London Theatres


Enda Walsh’s latest play Ballyturk opens on the Lyttelton stage at London’s National Theatre next week (11 September 2014) directed by the playwright for one month only. 227 more words


theater and tissues, going to see Ballyturk

Tonight I am going to the theater with friends, long planned and finally here. We are going to see the new play written and directed by Enda Walsh: … 206 more words