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Brendan Gleeson and his two sons are going to be in a play together

The Walworth Farce will open in Dublin in January 2015.

IT WAS ANNOUNCED today that Brendan Gleeson will star opposite his two sons, Domhnall Gleeson and Brian Gleeson, in a play to be staged in Dublin’s Olympia Theatre in January 2015.

Written by Ballyturk playwright Enda Walsh, The Walworth Farce tells the story of Dinny, who moves to London with his two sons. And as you can probably judge from the title, it’s a comedy.

Dinny and his two sons have left Ireland. What will they make of London? What will London make of them? Trapped in a tiny flat, endlessly rehearsing their past, they embark on a chaotic, roller-coaster ride through hilarity and terror.

Here’s a little glimpse of what we can expect.

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The Walworth Farce was originally staged in Galway in 2006. Walsh’s play went on to win a Fringe First award at the Edinburgh Fringe and embarked on a worldwide tour between 2009-2010. The New York Times described it as a “galloping gothic comedy”.

Sounds like our kind of thing.

The Gleeson-led revival will kick off on January 10th and run until February 8th 2015. Tickets for the production are on sale this Friday.

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