In a small kitchen, standing by her sink, a wife wills her implosion...
‘Kitchen’ explores the inevitable passage of time, as a woman looks back on an unremarkable life, and an unremarkable marriage in her small and dismal kitchen.
It’s the third piece in Enda Walsh’s theatrical installations - the first installation was Room 303 (2014) voiced by Niall Buggy, followed by A Girl’s Bedroom (2015) voiced by Charlie Murphy. ‘Kitchen’ features the voice of Eileen Walsh as the Woman.
‘Rooms’ premiered at Galway International Arts Festival 2016, and was presented in a gallery setting at The Shed. It ran alongside ‘Room 303’ and ‘A Girl’s Bedroom’, offering a chance to explore three very different rooms, and three very different stories.
Festival audiences were blown away, calling it “intimate”, “very effective”, and a “really interesting sensory experience”.
In May 2016, 'A Girl’s Bedroom' was presented at the Kennedy Arts Centre in Washington as part of Ireland 100: Celebrating A Century of Irish Arts and Culture, a major festival highlighting Irish culture and its relationship to America.