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Enda Walsh: ‘There’s been stuff of mine that’s been successful, but I’ve hated it. Really hated it’

The brilliant brains behind Disco Pigs, Ballyturk and The Walworth Farce reveals surprising insecurities, and why being an Irishman in London makes him the writer he is today

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Enda Walsh at his home in Kilburn, London. Picture by Jonathan Goldberg

Enda Walsh at his home in Kilburn, London. Picture by Jonathan Goldberg

Enda with his wife Jo Ellison. Picture by Andrew Downes

Enda with his wife Jo Ellison. Picture by Andrew Downes

Producer Laura Hastings-Smith, writer Enda Walsh, actor Aaron Johnson, actor Matthew Beard, actor Hannah Murray and actor Imogen Poots attend the 'Chatroom' photocall during the Cannes Film Festival in 2010. Picture by Francois Durand/Getty

Producer Laura Hastings-Smith, writer Enda Walsh, actor Aaron Johnson, actor Matthew Beard, actor Hannah Murray and actor Imogen Poots attend the 'Chatroom' photocall during the Cannes Film Festival in 2010. Picture by Francois Durand/Getty

Eenda Walsh with, from left, Mikel Murfi, Cillian Murphy and Stephen Rea at rehearsals for 'Ballyturk' in 2014

Eenda Walsh with, from left, Mikel Murfi, Cillian Murphy and Stephen Rea at rehearsals for 'Ballyturk' in 2014

Playwright Marina Carr

Playwright Marina Carr

Author Conor McPherson

Author Conor McPherson

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Enda Walsh at his home in Kilburn, London. Picture by Jonathan Goldberg

Enda Walsh’s plays – Disco Pigs, The Walworth Farce, The New Electric Ballroom and many more – are choc-a-block. They’re full of pain, tragedy, hilarity, macabre wit, truth, and detail. There is what the characters say, and there is everything they mean.

There are also Jammy Dodgers, pink wafers, other highly specific biscuits for particular moments.


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