Southwark Playhouse Presents

The Walworth Farce

By Enda Walsh
17 Feb - 18 Mar 2023

Ticket Prices:
£28 | £22.50 concessions | All previews £16

“And what news of London Town, Paddy? This Walworth Road off the Elephant and Castle paint me a picture of this boulevard and its surrounding environs.”

Holed up in a flat on the Walworth Road, Sean and Blake diligently recite their father Dinny’s lines as they daily re-enact the moment they fled their home in Ireland.  But today’s performance is going to be different: Dinny’s got a rage on because there’s a sausage and Ryvita in place of the chicken dinner, Sean’s head’s not been in it since he came back from Tescos, and the three men are about to receive an unexpected visitor…

This new revival of Enda Walsh’s hilarious and shocking farce is the first major production to take place at Southwark Playhouse’s brand-new venue at Elephant and Castle, sited, aptly, at the foot of the Walworth Road.

Recommended for ages 14+.

The Walworth Farce Reviews:

The new Southwark Playhouse Elephant theatre opens with terrific revival of Enda Walsh’s twisted classic” Time Out

there’s plenty of surreal humour built into Walsh’s brilliantly skewed script” The Stage

a stonkingly well-acted production” WhatsOnStage

delights in tearing up the rulebook.” Everything Theatre

Vividly acted, directed and designed, this revival suggests it’s a masterpiece” The Arts Desk

an astoundingly clever piece of writing” Theatre Weekly

Every single performance here is first class.” Plays to See


Theatre: Main Space

Mon – Sat: 7.45pm

Thu & Sat: 2.30pm

Running Time: 115 mins including interval.

We strongly advise that you arrive early and take your seats in advance of the start time as there is a no latecomers policy.

This production contains threats, physical and mental violence, plus portrayal of a hostage situation.

Recommended for ages 14+.

BSL Performance

Tuesday 14 March at 7.45pm.

Captioned Performance

Friday 10 March at 7.45pm.

Tuesday 28 February 2023

Post-show Q&A with members of the company. Free with a ticket for that evening’s performance.


Check out our official trailer…

Post Show Q&A with host Terri Paddock

The Company

Emmet Byrne
Killian Coyle
Rachelle Diedericks
Dan Skinner
Nicky Allpress
Anisha Fields
Lucía Sánchez Roldán
Joseff Harris
Claire Llewellyn of
Rc-Annie Ltd
Marc Frankum

Production Photos

Production Photos by David Jensen

In Rehearsal

Rehearsal Photos by David Jensen

Group Booking

Southwark Playhouse has a group booking rate of one free ticket in every 10 booked at the same time, and this discount may be combined with applicable concessions (i.e. student rate) where available. These can be booked by contacting the box office either by phoning us at 020 7407 0234, or filling in the below form.

Tickets may be reserved for two weeks without payment, and we can send an invoice which can be settled via a card payment, bank transfer, or cheque.

Once an enquiry form has been submitted the box office team will be in touch to confirm and invoice within 1-2 working days. If you have any questions please contact

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How to find us

Southwark Playhouse Elephant
1 Dante Place
London SE11 4RX

Closest Tube Station:
Elephant & Castle (Northern Line & Bakerloo Line)
Take the Shopping Centre exit.

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Monday 5.30pm to 11pm
Tuesday 1pm to 11pm
Wednesday 5.30pm to 11pm
Thursday 5.30pm to 11pm
Friday 5.30pm to 11pm
Saturday 1pm to 11pm
Sundays 5pm to 11pm if we have a show on.


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