A provocative game-changer that catapulted Irish theatre into the present day, Gavin Roach presents Disco Pigs by Enda Walsh at the Meat Market – Stables: 17 – 22 October, as part of the 2022 Melbourne Fringe.
Born at the same time on the same day in the same hospital, Pig and Runt have been inseparable ever since. They speak in their own language, play by their own rules, and create a world for themselves in which boundaries blur between truth and illusion.
But with the approach of their seventeenth year, and accompanying sexual awakenings and dawning awareness of love, and different kinds of love, Runt begins to wonder what might lie outside the world they have constructed for themselves and to yearn for her own individuality apart from Pig.
This night is going to be different from others – the inseparable are about to separate and which one will survive depends on which one can break free.
Enda Walsh is a multi-award-winning Irish playwright, who shot to fame when he won both the George Devine Award and the Stewart Parker Award in 1997 with his play Disco Pigs. In 2007 and 2008 Enda won Fringe First Awards at two consecutive Edinburgh Festivals for his plays The Walworth Farce and The New Electric Ballroom.
Walsh’s work has been translated into over 20 languages and has been performed internationally since 1998. His recent works include: The Second Violinist, The Same, Lazarus, Arlington, A Girl’s Bedroom, The Last Hotel, Ballyturk, Bathroom, Grief is the Thing with Feathers and Medicine. He won a Tony Award (2012) for writing the book for the musical Once.
“Poignantly funny, full of sound and movement, this electric two-hander is phenomenal” – Irish Sunday Times
Director: Gavin Roach | Featuring: Antoinette Davis, Jonathon Shilling | Assistant Director: Ryan Henry | Sound Designer: Danni A Esposito | Lighting Designer: Spencer Herd | Stage Manager: Andrew Hughes
Meat Market – Stables, 5 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne
Season: 17 – 22 October 2022
Information and Bookings: www.melbournefringe.com.au
Image: Antoinette Davis and Jonathon Shilling feature in Disco Pigs (supplied)