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

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

Emily Hourican

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.