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Critically acclaimed production of Enda Walsh's Disco Pigs visits Salisbury Playhouse

01 September 2016

Following a sell-out run at London’s Young Vic, Salisbury Playhouse is delighted that Enda Walsh’s cult play about  two teenagers raging against small town mediocrity, Disco Pigs, will visit The Salberg from Thursday 13 to Saturday 15 October.

Born seconds apart in the same hospital, teenagers Pig and Runt are inseparable. Their fiercely intense friendship is built upon a complex imaginative world and a shared appetite for recklessness, adventure and destruction. On the eve of their 17th birthday, fuelled by potent cider and their burgeoning sexual desire, Pig and Runt celebrate as only they know how – by getting wasted and thumping anyone who gets in their way. But as their rebellious weekend reaches its climax, this unique relationship implodes with tragic consequences.

Disco Pigs was the explosive first play by writer Enda Walsh which became a cult hit with audiences and received unprecedented praise from critics. The original production launched the career of Cillian Murphy who went on to play the same role in the subsequent film version.

Enda Walsh was named by The Guardian as "one of the most dazzling wordsmiths of contemporary theatre", and has been awarded the Stewart Parker, George Devine and Obie Awards for his theatre work, as well as a Tony Award for the musical Once.

Disco Pigs comes to The Salberg at Salisbury Playhouse for just four performances from Thursday 13 to Saturday 15 October as part of a tour of the UK and Ireland and is suitable for those aged 14 and over. For tickets or more information please contact the Ticket Office on 01722 320333 or visit the show page