Art of Psychiatry Society

Playwright Enda Walsh in conversation with Femi Oyebode 24 July 2013 Institute of Psychiatry
July 11, 2013, 8:59 pm
Filed under: Film, Theatre

Scene from ‘The Walworth Farce’

Wednesday 24 July 6pm Robin Murray Lecture Theatre Institute of Psychiatry

Playwright Enda Walsh in conversation with Prof Femi Oyebode

We are very pleased to announce that Enda Walsh, Irish dramatist and screenwriter, will be joining us at our upcoming Art of Psychiatry Society meeting. Walsh made his name with Disco Pigs (2001), a drama about two dysfunctional teenagers caught up in an intense and ultimately violent relationship. He has written seventeen stage plays in total, including The Walworth Farce (2006), in which disturbed characters appear trapped inside a menacing scenario of their own making. His widely-acclaimed 1999 play Misterman is perhaps of most interest to psychiatrists.  It was staged last year at The National Theatre following a sell-out run in New York. A New York Times review wrote “a seductive and terrifying portrait of a luminous madness”.

Walsh wrote the acclaimed film Hunger (directed by Steve McQueen) about the IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands and also the hit musical Once, which is currently running in the West End after sweeping the board at the prestigious TONY awards, winning 8 categories.

Enda Walsh is in conversation with Femi Oyebode. Femi Oyebode is Professor of Psychiatry and Head of Department, University of Birmingham. He recently published “Madness at the Theatre

We’ve had a really successful year this year at the AoP society and we hope you’ll join us for this amazing guest. By way of celebration, we’ll be providing plenty of food and wine. Please do join us.  Meeting open to all.

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