Disco Pigs - Press Release
20 Aug 2015
Wednesday 18 November 2015
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre
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house’s production of Enda Walsh’s dark play Disco Pigs heads to Brighton Dome this autumn; a witty tale of a blossoming, obsessive friendship that turns into heart-breaking tragedy .
Darren and Sinead (aka Pig and Runt) are born seconds apart in Cork, Ireland; they live next door to each other, and spent all of their childhood together. Excessive booze, drugs, trash television and wild disco beats fuse together Pig and Runt’s fantasy world in which their friendship has become obsessive. Pig soon starts to develop feelings for Runt and as they go for their 17th birthday binge, jealousy savagely destructs their lifelong friendship.
Disco Pigs is a furious, funny and violent journey packed full of vehement energy through a lifelong friendship right up until the point of its tragic termination.
’Thrilling vigour and jabbering energy …Kickass performances.’ **** Lyn Gardner, The Guardian.
Enda Walsh is an Irish playwright whose big break came with the original production of Disco Pigs in 1996. Since moving to London in 2005, Walsh has been extremely productive, writing over nineteen stage plays and one musical; the hugely successful stage adaptation of Oscar-winning film Once which has won 8 Tony Awards, a Grammy award and 2 Laurence Olivier awards.
This particular production of Disco Pigs is directed by another Irishman – Cathal Cleary. Cleary is a rising star of the directing world, having won the prestigious JMK award in 2011. As a result he was awarded £12,000 to present his production of Disco Pigs at the Young Vic Theatre later that year, which enjoyed rave reviews and an extended sell-out run. Following this success, house awarded £25,000 to Cleary in March 2015 to re-commission Disco Pigs for a tour this November.
’Funny and terrifying at the same time, Disco Pigs is superb.’ **** The Independent.
house are an umbrella organisation supporting and curating a varied programme of around 20 contemporary theatre productions for a network of over 140 venues. They are committed to improving the range, quality and scale of theatre production across Eastern and South-Eastern England..
Age 14+. Contains swearing and some on stage violence and sexual references.
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