Win Tickets to New Electric Ballroom
Everyman from Tuesday 21 Saturday 25 April@8pm
Rosaleen Linehan in The New Electric Ballroom
The Everyman Palace Theatre is delighted to welcome the return of Enda Walsh
and Druid with their multi-award winning production THE NEW ELECTRIC BALLROOM.
The play, which stars Rosaleen Linehan, is currently on a tour of Ireland following its Australian Premiere at the Perth International Arts Festival in February and a successful run at the Riverside Studios in London in March. Enda Walshs companion piece, The Walworth Farce, also produced by Druid, played at the Everyman Palace Theatre during its premiere tour in 2006 and was the recipient of the Edinburgh Fringe First Award in 2007.
Recently awarded Best New Play at the Irish Times Theatre Awards and Best Supporting Actor for Mikel Murfi at the Irish Times Theatre Awards, THE NEW ELECTRIC BALLROOM is a funny, tender-hearted and at times pitch dark story of the emotionally stultifying effects of small-town life. The play tells the story of three sisters living in a remote fishing village, trapped in the years that have passed since their halcyon days at the New Electric Ballroom.
This production enjoyed phenomenal success in 2008, winning the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe First Award following critical acclaim at the 2008 Galway Arts Festival. The play returns with three of the original cast members; Rosaleen Linehan, Mikel Murfi and Catherine Walsh, who are joined by Ruth McCabe, replacing Val Lilley from the 2008 production.
Internationally celebrated for his exhilarating wordplay and the visceral power
of his stories, Enda Walsh delivers yet another powerful and compelling play.
The Walworth Farce, affirmed his reputation as one of the greatest playwrights
of his time and consolidated Druids reputation as a major force in theatre
Walsh also co-wrote the film Hunger with director Steve McQueen which won the Camera dOr award at last years Cannes Film Festival and won six awards at the 2009 Irish Film and Television Awards.
Enda Walsh and Rosaleen Linehan during rehearsals for The New Electric Ballroom
One of Irelands most well-known stage and screen actresses, Rosaleen
Linehan has performed in many comedy revues alongside Des Keogh, along with
roles on stage in Ireland, the West End and on Broadway.
Her screen appearances include roles in About Adam; Happy Days (Beckett on Film); The Matchmaker and The Butcher Boy.
Ruth McCabes screen credits include Intermission, Breakfast on Pluto, The Clinic and Ballykissangel as well as leading roles in The Field and My Left Foot. She has also worked extensively in theatre with The Gate, The Abbey and The Peacock in such productions as The Lower Depths, Translations, Our Countrys Good and The Silverlands.
Commenting on the return of THE NEW ELECTRIC BALLROOM, Druids Artistic Director Garry Hynes said I am delighted that audiences at home will have another opportunity to see this brilliant play for which Enda deservedly won the Best New Play award earlier this year.
THE NEW ELECTRIC BALLROOM is at the Everyman Palace Theatre from Tuesday 21 to Saturday 25 April. Show times are nightly at 8pm with a matinee on Saturday 25th at 2.30pm. Tickets for opening night are €15 and €7 for students on Tuesday and Wednesday. Tickets for the remainder of the run are €25 and €20 concession.
Critical Praise for THE NEW ELECTRIC BALLROOM
another extraordinary work from Walsh
TIME OUT***** ( 5 stars)
a breathtaking series of performances
THE SCOTSMAN ***** (5 stars)
The presence of the great Irish actress Rosaleen Linehan in Enda Walsh's The
New Electric Ballroom is reason enough to see the play.
THE INDEPENDENT (UK)
The New Electric Ballroom affirms Mr. Walshs growing reputation as a
contender to take his place in the long, distinguished line of great Irish playwrights.
THE NEW YORK TIMES
the most intoxicating and original piece of writing
THE NEW YORK TIMES
a beautiful and devastating play
one of the most exciting nights in Irish theatre
MAIL ON SUNDAY
wonderfully strange and hauntingly powerful
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN
7 & 8 April Backstage Theatre, Longford
11 & 12 April Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise
15 & 16 April Town Hall Theatre, Galway
21 25 April Everyman Palace Theatre, Cork
WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN
1. Your name
2. Daytime phone number
3. Approximate location (suburb or closest town etc)
4. Name one of the actors in the play
Winners will be notified by email. It may help if you say something nice or
tell us why we should give you the tickets!
PLEASE DO NOT ENTER IF YOU ARE NOT AVAILABLE TO GO ON WEDNESDAY APRIL 22ND.