Medicine by Enda Walsh makes its U.S. premiere at Brooklyn's St Ann's Warehouse (11 November - 5 December, with live broadcasts available to audiences in the U.S. and Canada)
About the Show
How long have you been here, John?
— I don’t know.
And what’s brought you here?
— That’s difficult to answer.
John Kane is sitting on a hospital gurney, and very shortly a jazz percussionist, two women called Mary, a very old man and a giant lobster will arrive. Then everything will start.
Medicine is a dark and frequently absurdist work that shatters the boundary between cast and audience. It is a devastatingly funny and moving meditation on how, for decades, we have treated those we called ‘mentally ill’.
Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival – the team that brought you Misterman, Ballyturk and Arlington – are partnering once more to bring to the stage a new play by Enda Walsh.
This production features a sensational cast as Enda Walsh once again shines a light on the darkest corners of our collective stories. Walsh returns with his regular team of world–class collaborators: designers Jamie Vartan [set], Adam Silverman [lighting], Helen Atkinson [sound], Joan O’Clery [costume] and composer Teho Teardo, with live drumming composed and performed by Seán Carpio.
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When & Where to Watch Medicine
Edinburgh International Festival
4-29 August 2021
Galway International Arts Festival
Black Box Theatre
Streaming: 15-18 September
On Demand 19-26 September
St Ann's Warehouse, Brooklyn, New York
11 November - 5 December 2021
Live broadcast (US & Canada only): 21, 28 November & 5 December
Book tickets here
About Enda Walsh
Enda Walsh’s recent work includes the musical Sing Street; the stage adaptation of Max Porter’s book Grief is the Thing with Feathers; The Same; The Second Violinist, an opera with Irish composer Donnacha Dennehy; the musical Lazarus, written with David Bowie; and the ongoing immersive theatre installations Rooms, made with Paul Fahy. He won a Tony Award for writing the book of the musical Once.