Saturday November 28, 2020

Theatre: The New Electric Ballroom

By Enda Walsh. Druid Theatre, Galway, July 19

26th July, 2008

By Enda Walsh. Druid Theatre, Galway, July 19

‘People are talkers. There’s no denying that,” begins The New Electric Ballroom, Enda Walsh’s vicious new play, where talking is a form of both therapy and torture.

The play shows shades of Samuel Beckett and Tom Murphy, where the compulsion to tell a story is what both defines and strangles the life of the individual. But the scenario takes on a demented...

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