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April 26, 2017

Trafalgar Studios revives Disco Pigs with Harry Potter star

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Disco Pigs at Traflagar Studios

Enda Walsh's explosive play Disco Pigs is to be revived at Trafalgar Studios in London to mark the 20th anniversary of its British debut.

It will star Evanna Lynch, best known for playing Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter films, and Colin Campbell, who was most recently seen in Dublin By Lamplight at Dublin's Corn Exchange for Abbey Theatre. It will be directed by John Haidar.

After premiering in Cork and Dublin in 1996, Walsh's breakthrough play made a huge impact at the Traverse Theatre during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1997, transferring to the Bush Theatre in London. It starred Cillian Murphy alongside Eileen Walsh.

Disco Pigs is a fast and formally inventive portrait of two teenage Irish misfits, Pig and Runt, inseparable since being born at the same time on the same day in the same hospital. 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. The play follows them on a night out in Cork City for their 17th birthdays as their friendship changes and they seek to escape their everday existence.

Walsh said: "It seems shocking that Disco Pigs is 20 years old but I trust that Evanna Lynch and Colin Campbell under the stewardship of John Haidar will brilliantly send Pig and Runt crashing through their chaotic joint birthday."

When the play premiered, The Guardian commented that it "didn’t so much debut at the 1997 Edinburgh Fringe as erupt there". It was awarded both the George Devine Award and the Stewart Parker Award.

Disco Pigs is playing at the Trafalgar Studios from July 12 to August 19, 2017.

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The British Theatre website has been established to celebrate the rich and diverse theatrical culture of the United Kingdom.  Our ethos revolves around encouraging and nurturing the performing arts in all its forms. The spirit of theatre is very much alive and the British Theatre website is at the forefront of delivering news and information to audiences and enthusiasts everywhere. Our team of theatre journalists and reviewers are working hard to cover productions and news.


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