Trafalgar Studios, 14 Whitehall, London SW1A 2DY
Wednesday 12th July - Saturday 19th August

Disco Pigs by Enda Walsh

Marking the 20th anniversary of its explosive British debut, Enda Walsh's Disco Pigs comes to Trafalgar Studios starring Evanna Lynch (Harry Potter; My Name is Emily) and Colin Campbell (Dublin by Lamplight; Through A Glass Darkly).   

When Walsh's breathtaking breakthrough 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.

Born at the same time on the same day in the same hospital, Pig and Runt have been inseparable ever since. 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. Until, on their seventeenth birthday, they discover something more. As night falls, and the disco and drink take hold, they spiral violently out of control.

As we follow these two extraordinary teenagers through the streets of Cork City, drinking and dancing their way into the night, we witness with startling clarity how the nature of friendship can be changed forever. Endlessly playing with their own unique language, it's impossible not to be swept along by their sense of youthful abandon. Desperate for a world beyond their mundane, everyday existence - amidst the bright lights of the Palace Disco - they draw us into their orbit, refusing to let us go.

Enda Walsh comments, 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.

Enda's other accolades include the Caméra d'Or for his screenplay for Hunger and the Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical for Once.

Evanna Lynch

Evanna Lynch currently stars as the title character in the feature My Name is Emily for which she received an IFTA Nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Her other recent film work includes Dynamite.  Evanna also starred as Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter films earning her praise amongst critics and fans. Evanna's TV work includes Sinbad for Sky and Danny the Human Zoo by Lenny Henry for ITV.  For the past few years Evanna has been studying acting in LA. She is a student of the Meisner method and studies with Alex Taylor at the Taylor School of Acting.

Colin Campbell

Colin has most recently been cast as Jimmy in the Corn Exchange's Dublin by Lamplight, directed by Annie Ryan for the Abbey Theatre stage.  Other credits include the role of Manus in Through A Glass Darkly also directed by Annie Ryan at Project Arts Centre Space Upstairs, the Abbey Theatre's ongoing development work on Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man directed by Ethan McSweeney, and the rehearsed reading All That Is, directed by Ronan Phelan for world-renowned Druid Theatre Company.  Other credits include Council of Nicea directed by Iseult Golden at Smock Alley Theatre and Hostel 16 directed by Raymond Keane at Smock Alley Theatre as part of Dublin Fringe Festival 2016. Colin holds a Bachelor in Acting from the RADA affiliated Lír Academy at Trinity College, Dublin.

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