Enda Walsh
Irish dramatist
Enda Walsh
Enda Walsh is an Irish playwright. Born in Dublin he is living in London. Walsh attended the same secondary school in which Roddy Doyle and Paul Mercier taught. After writing for the Dublin Youth Theatre, he moved to Cork where he wrote Fishy Tales for the Graffiti Theatre Company, followed by Ginger Ale Boy for Corcadorca Theatre Company. His main breakthrough came with the production of his play Disco Pigs in collaboration with director Pat Kiernan of Corcadorca.
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What David Bowie's Turn As A Sci-Fi Star Can Teach Us About Grief
Huffington Post - about 1 year
In 1976, British filmmaker Nicolas Roeg directed the cult science-fiction film "The Man Who Fell to Earth." The movie, based on Walter Tevis' 1963 novel of the same name, tells the story of Thomas Jerome Newton, a human-like extraterrestrial who, in a search for water for his drought-riddled home planet, finds himself tragically marooned on Earth. In one of the most fated casting choices in cinematic history, the starring role went to the late David Bowie, the musician who rose to fame on the wings of a song dubbed "Space Oddity" and would go on to adopt the mythic pseudonym, Ziggy Stardust.  "Bowie, slender, elegant, remote, evokes this alien so successfully that one could say, without irony, this was a role he was born to play," Roger Ebert wrote in 2011. As a result, critics like Joshua Rothkopf called the film "the most intellectually provocative genre film of the 1970s." As Newton, Bowie acts out the travails of a hyper-intelligent being transitioning from doomed t ...
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Legendary Singer David Bowie Dead At 69
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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Review: In ‘The Last Hotel,’ a Pair Weighs Whether Someone Checks Out for Good
NYTimes - about 1 year
What at first seems a love triangle turns quickly into something darker in Donnacha Dennehy and Enda Walsh’s work, at St. Ann’s Warehouse.
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Aisle View: David Bowie Falls to Earth
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Michael C. Hall in Lazarus. Photo: Jan Versweyveld "Is there an end to it?" someone cried out an hour into the new musical at New York Theatre Workshop. "When do you think I can leave? It has to be soon!" Only it was not some perplexed subscriber, trying to escape from the middle of one of those long rows of 22 seats with no center aisle. It was Michael C. Hall, the leading man. Welcome to the world of Lazarus, the instant sellout by David Bowie and Enda Walsh, directed by Ivo van Hove and inspired by the novel "The Man Who Fell to Earth" by Walter Tevis. Having made little sense of the performance, I went to read synopses of the 1963 novel and the 1976 film version (which starred Bowie). Neither synopsis, alas, sheds much light on what happens in the musical--after the fact, at least--and it doesn't seem to have much to do with the biblical Lazarus, either. Thomas Newton (Hall, of TV's "Dexter") is a mysterious man--or alien?--living in a rectangular box of a set, subsisting ...
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The odd couple: why Roald Dahl’s The Twits makes such a good play
Guardian (UK) - almost 2 years
The writer Enda Walsh and two of the directors who are adapting Dahl’s dark tale of the vile, bullying couple Mr and Mrs Twit for the theatre, explain how it taps in to kids’ love of cruelty, violence and social justice When I meet the playwright Enda Walsh, his nine-year-old daughter hasn’t yet seen his version of The Twits – it is still in rehearsal – but he had explained the story to her. She was particularly upset by one strand: a trick the vile Mr and Mrs Twit play on the stuttering Waltzer Boy, humiliating him horribly in front of a crowd of pretty girls. “She said, ‘And what happens to the Twits? Do they die at the end?’ So I had to say,” Walsh puts on a tentative, break-it-gently grownup voice, “‘Well yes, they do, darling, I suppose, yeah, you could say they do die at the end.’ And she said …” Walsh pauses, taking a deep breath in order to convey the full force of her reaction: “‘GOOD!’” Childhood, as Roald Dahl knew, is a complicated, unsentimental affair. He created charac ...
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A Heartbreaking and Healing <i>Once</i> at the Oriental Theatre
Huffington Post - over 3 years
You'd be hard pressed to think of anything more intimate than the act of making music. Through music, one exposes themselves in a way that transcends mere talking or movement. It's the ultimate exposure of one's soul. And such rawness makes for compelling storytelling. Once, the 2012 Best Musical Tony winner based on the 2006 Irish film, celebrates music's innate power. Chicago is lucky to host the stellar first national tour of this stunning new work for a short few weeks, and it's a must-see. Directed by John Tiffany with book by Enda Walsh and songs by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, Once offers an unlikely love story between two lost souls who find each other through music -- and rediscover themselves along the way. And oh what music it is. Featuring an ensemble of equally talented actor-singer-musicians, this is the kind of show that must give casting directors nightmares. And the cast of this first-rate national tour possibly couldn't be bettered. Led by Stuart Ward and Da ...
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Tim Cummings' Passage to <em>The Normal Heart</em>
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Those who detect a thaw in the cold war between the New York and Los Angeles theatre worlds must be smoking something: just because Larry Kramer's Normal Heart has returned to Los Angeles after 16 years does not mean that the Coasts are viewing each other with any less suspicion. The tiny but much-lauded Fountain Theatre in L.A. is hosting, and New York-born and -bred Tim Cummings tackles the explosive lead character, Ned Weeks -- a thinly disguised fictional incarnation of the activist playwright, whose outrage fueled the emergence of the gay rights movement. I caught up with Cummings in between rehearsals at the Fountain and, although he belongs to that rare breed of actor who convincingly plays heroes and villains, sad-sacks and kings, romantic leads and slow-witted fishmongers, he exuded apprehension and awe at the immensity of this role. Earlier this year, Cummings stormed the stage at Disney Hall in the role of larger-than-life Ballets Russes genius Serge Diaghilev, backed b ...
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SHN season features lineup that sparkles
San Francisco Chronicle - almost 4 years
SHN season features lineup that sparkles The last two seasons were top-heavy with such perennials as "The Lion King," "Wicked," "Jersey Boys" and "Les Misérables," particularly after the cancellation of the pre-Broadway premiere of Sheryl Crow and Barry Levinson's musical "Diner" (after extensive workshops in New York, that show is now expected to open on Broadway in the fall). The world premiere that begins previews at the Curran Theatre on Sept. 24 features a book by screenwriter Douglas McGrath ("Emma," "Bullets Over Broadway") and a cavalcade of hits by King and her first husband, Gerry Goffin, as well as by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil. Part bio, part jukebox musical, the show traces the singer's life from childhood as Carole Klein in Brooklyn, through her early successes with Goffin - reportedly with replications of performances by the Shirelles, Righteous Brothers, Animals, Drifters and others - to finding her own voice with her blockbuster album "Tapestry ...
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Theater review: 'The New Electric Ballroom' provides a jolt
LATimes - over 4 years
The Rogue Machine production of Enda Walsh's 'The New Electric Ballroom' at Theatre/Theater captures the haunting spectacle of three sisters who often revisit the past. Enda Walsh's "The New Electric Ballroom" has returned to Los Angeles in a Rogue Machine production directed by John Perrin Flynn at Theatre/Theater. The play is rather hermetic in a neo-Beckettian fashion, and I don't think I fully appreciated it when the beautifully acted Druid Ireland production was presented by UCLA Live in 2009 along with its companion piece "The Walworth Farce," which I liked a good deal more.
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Factbox: Musical "Once" sweeps Broadway's Tony Awards
Yahoo News - over 4 years
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Following are the winners of Sunday's 2012 annual Tony Awards: Best musical: "Once" Best book of a musical: Enda Walsh, "Once" Best original score, music and lyrics: "Newsies," Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Jack Feldman Best play: "Clybourne Park" Best revival of a musical: "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess" Best revival of a play: "Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman" Best actress in a musical: Audra McDonald, "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess" Best actor in a musical: Steve Kazee, "Once" Best actress in a play: Nina Arianda, "Venus in Fur" Best actor in a play: James Corden, ...
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Desperately Seeking Penelope
The Portland Mercury - over 4 years
Speedo-clad suitors in an empty swimming pool. Hey, it's a new Third Rail show! by Alison Hallett FOUR MEN IN SPEEDOS pace and lounge in a drained swimming pool, a smear of blood against one wall. A barbeque sits to one side, but it's broken—sausages are cooked on its grill with a blowtorch, because why not? Two floors above, a woman reclines on a divan, half-hidden behind a gauzy curtain. The four men by turns bid for her attention in ways manipulative, desperate, and earnest, but it's not clear if she's even watching—she might just be waiting patiently for her husband to return, as she's done for so many years. Enda Walsh's Penelope is based on the story of Odysseus' wife, who legendarily stayed faithful to her husband while he was away fighting the Trojan War. It's no spoiler, then, to reveal that in Third Rail's production, things don't work out for Penelope's Speedo-clad suitors. It's not clear why, exactly, these men are stuck ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Enda Walsh
    FORTIES
  • 2014
    His new play Ballyturk premiered at the 2014 Galway Arts Festival starring Cilian Murphy, Stephen Rea and Mikel Murfi.
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  • 2011
    He has written the musical Once, an adaptation of the Oscar-winning film Once, which appeared off-Broadway in December 2011 and January 2012 and transferred to Broadway from March 2012 and to London's West End from March 2013: it has won numerous awards, including 8 Tony Awards and a Grammy Award (see below), and has recently been nominated for 6 Laurence Olivier Awards, including Best New Musical.
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    He participated in the Bush Theatre's 2011 project Sixty Six Books, for which he wrote a piece based upon a book of the King James Bible.
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  • 2010
    He wrote an adaptation of his play Chatroom for a film directed by Hideo Nakata which was selected for the Un Certain Regard section at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.
    More Details Hide Details He is currently under commission for three films, an adaptation of the children's story Island of the Aunts by Eva Ibbotson (for Cuba Pictures), a film entitled Jules in the City based on the life and music of Rufus Wainwright and an adaptation of Gitta Sereny's book Into That Darkness, about the life of Franz Stangl, the commandant of the Sobibor and Treblinka extermination camps.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    Hunger won numerous awards (see below) including the Caméra d'Or award at the Cannes Film Festival, Best Film Award from the Evening Standard British Film Awards 2009 and a nomination for Best British Film at the 62nd British Academy Film Awards.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1999
    Enda won the 1999 Cork Film Centre/RTÉ Short Script Award for his short film Not a Bad Christmas.
    More Details Hide Details He wrote the screenplay of the film Disco Pigs, which starred Cilian Murphy, and co-wrote the screenplay of Hunger which was directed by Steve McQueen and starred Michael Fassbender as Bobby Sands, the IRA hunger striker who starved himself to death in protest over British rule.
  • 1997
    Winner of the 1997 Stewart Parker and the George Devine Awards, he won the 2006 Abbey Theatre Writer in Association Award and the 2010 Obie Award for playwriting.
    More Details Hide Details Productions of his plays at the Edinburgh Festival have won four Edinburgh Fringe First Awards, two Critic's Awards and a Herald Archangel Award (2008). His plays, notably Disco Pigs, Bedbound, Small Things, Chatroom, New Electric Ballroom, The Walworth Farce, Penelope and Misterman, have been translated into more than 20 languages and have had productions throughout Europe and in Australia, New Zealand and the US He has written two radio plays, with Four Big Days in the Life of Dessie Banks for RTÉ winning the PPI Award for Best Radio Drama (2001) and The Monotonous Life of Little Miss P for the BBC commended at the Berlin Prix Europa (2003). His commissioned work includes plays for Paines Plough in London, the Druid Theatre in Galway, the Kammerspiele in Munich and the Royal National Theatre's Connections Project in London.
  • OTHER
  • 1967
    Born in 1967.
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