Enda Walsh’s new play BALLYTURK is picking up steam. The fastest selling show in the history of the Galway Arts Festival, the play is now gearing up to tour beyond its July world premiere on the west coast of Ireland. BALLYTURK will head to London’s National Theatre for five weeks at the Lyttleton Theatre starting September 11.
Directed by Walsh and starring Cillian Murphy, Stephen Rea, and Mikel Murfi, BALLYTURK is undoubtedly one of the most exciting new English language plays to hit the world stage this year. The show is co-produced by Ireland’s Landmark Productions and the Galway Arts Festival, the same team that toured a revamped and wildly successful MISTERMAN (also by Walsh and starring Cillian Murphy) to London and New York in 2011-12.
All indicators are strong that, following the path of Walsh’s plays MISTERMAN, THE WALWORTH FARCE, THE NEW ELECTRIC BALLROOM, and PENELOPE, BALLYTURK will touch down at New York’s St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn before too long.
Probably in early 2015.