Walworth farce: set and costumes design
Walworth farce: set and costumes design
Walworth farce: set and costumes design

Walworth farce: set and costumes design

Walworth Farce was the first time I worked on an Enda's Walsh text. It was also the first production of this text, Mikel and me felt a responsibility about that. I couldn't work out about to see the whole apartement in one go, so we spoke about it and Enda rewrote the breakage of the walls to explain it. To help the sight lines. Mikel directed it so it was incredibly fast all the time. He also had to do it to help the set. The set was minuscule and busy. I played with perspective and perception to bring the spectators in. The costumes were also incredibly fast to change. That's energy of changes, almost magic, really played with the tricks of theatre: showing so much you don't see any more.
I don't think I have seen any show as many times, as it tours all over the world for long time, and I was always deeply moved by it. It is so funny and so sad! A farce.

An extract of Mikel Murfi's interview about Enda's writing. Exeunt magazine. 2015


"He's easily the fastest writer I know to write himself into your subconscious. Within two minutes he's in there, you don't really know it, and he starts digging. And he doesn't stop digging. He's like a terrier in there. Your subconscious is saying ‘I'll deal with this later, I'll deal with this later.' You can't see where he's going."