"'If you could take the essence of adolescence, a concentrate of aggression, sexual impulse and hyperactive energy, and reconstitute it in theatrical form, it would look a lot like Disco Pigs' Herald; 'Not since The Clockwork Orange have we been so riveted by teenage creations as disturbingly magnetic as Pig and Runt.... Scintillating...' Guardian; 'Enda Walsh's stunning 70-minute play erupts like a volcano. I use the word "stunning' as near its literal meaning as possible: the play leaves you shaken, uprooted, buffeted by a sense of shock and exhilaration' Sunday Times; Disco Pigs premiered in Cork in 1996, played the Dublin Theatre Festival and had its UK premiere at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh in 1997, transferring to the Bush Theatre, London. Cillian Murphy played Pig in his first appearance on stage: he has subsequently starred in movies such as 28 Days Later..., Intermission and the film version of Disco Pigs."
About the Author
Enda Walsh wrote Disco Pigs (1996) for the Cork-based Corcadorca Theatre Company. There followed Misterman (1999) and Bedbound (2000). His latest play, The Small Things, is premiered by Paines Plough in January 2005.