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The Walworth Farce

“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 the Elephant Castle, sited, aptly, at the foot of the Walworth Road.

“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

Important Information

Southwark Playhouse has two buildings. The production you are seeing will be at: 

Southwark Playhouse Elephant, Dante Place, 80 Newington Butts, London, SE11 4FL

Recommended for ages 14+.

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

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

Assisted performances

BSL Performance: Thursday 2 March at 7.45pm.

Captioned Performance: Friday 10 March at 7.45pm.

Audio Described Performance: Saturday 11 March at 2.30pm. (Touch tour before this performance: TBC.)

Post-Show Event:
Join us on Tuesday 28 February with host Terri Paddock for a post-show Q&A, where we will discuss the brand-new production of Enda Walsh’s The Walworth Farce. The event is free with a ticket to that evening’s performance.

Age Restrictions

Recommended for ages 14+.

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

Performance Times

Now taking bookings for performances up until Sat 18th March 2023.

Show times for each day are below.














Southwark Playhouse Elephant Details

London Underground Icon Tube lines: Northern And Bakerloo

London Underground Icon Nearest tube: Elephant & Castle, Kennington

Congestion Zone Icon In congestion zone?: No

Facilities at Southwark Playhouse Elephant


Wheelchair accessible

Southwark Playhouse Elephant Location

Dante Place 80 Newington Butts, London, SE11 4FL
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The Walworth Farce

Southwark Playhouse Elephant, London

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