Writer and director Enda Walsh’s dark and frequently absurdist new play receives its highly anticipated world premiere at the International Festival.
Domhnall Gleeson leads a formidable cast in a new play from revered Irish playwright Enda Walsh. Devastatingly funny and profoundly moving, Medicine examines social responses to mental health concerns, while deconstructing the fabric of theatrical performance.
John Kane sits on a hospital trolley. Very shortly, a giant lobster, two women called Mary, a very old man and a jazz percussionist arrive. Then everything starts.
Medicine is a dark and frequently absurdist work that shatters the boundary between cast and audience; actors are interrupted by crew members, technical mechanics happen on stage and performance becomes a kind of therapy.
Galway International Arts Festival
Supported by Culture Ireland
Presented in association with Traverse Theatre
Developed with the support of the National Theatre
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Enda Walsh Writer & Director
Jamie Vartan Set Designer
Adam Silverman Lighting Designer
Teho Teardo Composer
Helen Atkinson Sound Designer
Joan O'Clery Costume Designer