Further Details Released of Tron Theatre's DISCO PIGS
Cathal Cleary's critically acclaimed production of Enda Walsh's Disco Pigs crashes onto the Tron Theatre's stage this October.
Born seconds apart, Darren and Sinead- aka Pig (played by Ciarán Owens)
and Runt (Amy Molloy) - live in a fantasy world all of their own in Cork City. Trash TV, disco beats and a load of cheap booze have fuelled this obsessive friendship. But as they go for their 17th birthday binge, reality collides violently with their fantasy and their world begins to crumble.
It's almost ten years since Disco Pigs erupted into the Edinburgh Fringe, becoming a cult hit with audiences, garnering unprecedented praise from critics and catapulting both playwright Enda Walsh and actor Cillian Murphy to international fame.
Since this shattering debut, Walsh has been called one of the most dazzling wordsmiths of Contemporary Theatre, with recent credits including David Bowie's Lazarus; the stage adaptation of Once, recently in London's West End, and Chatroom, Misterman and Ballyturk at the National Theatre. His screen credits include Hunger, directed by Steve McQueen.
Following a sell-out extended run at the Young Vic in 2011, JMK award-winning director Cathal Cleary restages his critically lauded production of Walsh's frenzied debut for this 2016 UK tour. Disco Pigs is a furious, funny and violent dash through a lifelong friendship at the moment of its savage destruction.
Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England
Suitable for age 14+ yrs
Contains swearing and some onstage violence and sexual references.