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Next up for KXT is THE WALWORTH FARCE from Workhorse Theatre Company.  A deceptively old-fashioned high farce.

When Enda Walsh sat down to write THE WALWORTH FARCE he has said that he wanted to write a play that was impossible for actors to perform. Apart from being an epically great piece of theatre, the challenge as an actor of ‘impossible to play’ is irresistible.

Dinny has kept his two boys Sean and Blake locked away from the dangers of the world in a tiny flat on Walworth Road, South London ever since bringing them from Ireland as young boys. He endlessly forces them to perform a farce at 11am every morning which is the story of their final day in their homeland. But as the outside world begins to infiltrate their seclusion and cracks begin to appear in Dinny’s version of events, the blurry line between truth and lies threatens to tear the family apart.

Equal parts hilarious, menacing, absurd, terrifying, tender, violent and deeply moving, Enda Walsh’s The Walworth Farce is a wild exploration into what can happen when we get stuck inside the stories we tell. Because in the end … what are we if we’re not our stories?

Workhorse Theatre Company has assembled a talented cast and creative team for their production of THE WALWORTH FARCE .  The acting ensemble includes Rachel Alexander (new graduate of The Actors Centre making her professional debut) as Hayley, Laurence Coy (The Removalists, The Night Alive) as Dinny, Robin Goldsworthy (Look Back In Anger, All My Sons) as Blake and Troy Harrison (The Motherf**ker with the Hat, Savages) as Sean. The Walworth Farce is directed by Kim Hardwick (The Shifting Heart, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest).

THE WALWORTH FARCE from  Workhorse Theatre Company [Facebook] will play at Kings Cross Theatre, [Facebook]
18 May – 9 June, 2018.

The Motherf**ker With The Hat

Zoe Trilsbach and Troy Harrison. Pic Kurt Sneddon
Zoe Trilsbach and Troy Harrison. Pic Kurt Sneddon

Stephen Adly Guirgis is garrulous. Three of the quintet of characters in his script THE MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT could, as they say, talk the leg off a table.

The play begins with a telephone conversation between Veronica and her mother, the drug addled daughter trying to persuade her addicted mother to attend rehab and ditch her fish headed fiancé. It’s a mouthfully funny monologue and indicative of the mastery of Guirgis’ ear. Continue reading The Motherf**ker With The Hat


Zoe Trilsbach as Veronica. Pic Michael Randall

When overexcited Jackie rushes into his girlfriend Veronica’s apartment with a bunch of flowers held high jabbering his undying love for her, THE MOTHERF**CKER WITH THE HAT, by Stephen Adly Guirgis, gets off to a cracking start. Thanks to the play’s smart sassy New York one-liners the audience in this intimate venue is immediately enthralled and energised, as breathless and fired up as the sultry, skimpily clad Veronica (Zoe Trilsbach).