- This book combines two of his most compelling plays which are in many ways mirror images of themselves. - Both Plays won Edinburgh's Fringe First Award in consecutive years. - "Walworth Farce" major hit at St. Agnes Warehouse (Brooklyn)
Winner of the 1997 Stewart Parker and the George Devine Awards, he also won the Abbey Theatre Writer in Association Award for 2006 and two Critic's Awards and a Herald Archangel Award (2008). His plays, notably "Disco Pigs", "Bedbound", "Small Things", "Chatroom", "New Electric Ballroom" and "The Walworth Farce", have been translated into more than 20 languages.
"New electric Ballroom" affirms Mr. Walsh's growing reputation as a contender to take his place in the long, distinguished line of great Irish playwrights. This inspired fable about the inescapable truths of our being that engrave themselves on our hearts kept burrowing its way into my mind long after shadows fell for good on the characters. His tale of those electric moments of experience that come to define the narrative of our lives have left a singular imprint on mine.