Mikel Murfi in Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival's production of Ballyturk by Enda Walsh. Photo: Patrick Redmond

Mikel Murfi in Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival's production of Ballyturk by Enda Walsh. Photo: Patrick Redmond

Stephen Rea and Cillian Murphy in Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival's production of Ballyturk by Enda Walsh. Photo: Patrick Redmond

Stephen Rea and Cillian Murphy in Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival's production of Ballyturk by Enda Walsh. Photo: Patrick Redmond

Cillian Murphy and Mikel Murfi in Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival's production of Ballyturk by Enda Walsh. Photo: Patrick Redmond

Cillian Murphy and Mikel Murfi in Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival's production of Ballyturk by Enda Walsh. Photo: Patrick Redmond

Reviews

Ballyturk

by Enda Walsh

Jul 10-27    |    Black Box Theatre, Galway

Reviewed by Matthew Harrison on 16 July

Playwright and director Enda Walsh must have staggering self-confidence: no topic is too chunky to chew over for the 90 minutes of what he defines as the ‘kinetically crazy theatre’ of Ballyturk, his latest dramatic extravaganza. What is the meaning of time, mortality, innocence, death, reality, love, eternity and freedom? Brave, existential questions cram Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival’s sell-out dramatization of Walsh’s musings. The problem is, though the production values are stylish and convincing, and the acting persuasive, answers to any of the above are deemed too prosaic to be articulated. read complete review

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