“In the hands of Asylum Productions co-founder and director Donal Gallagher, Enda Walsh’s Bedbound is one of the most disturbing, emotionally draining and completely brilliant theatrical experiences imaginable.” Jane Coyle The Irish Times
“Walsh’s magnificent script is superbly brought to life… It’s an astonishing, breathtaking journey into darkness – an un-missable show…” Grania McFadden Belfast Telegraph “An intense, visceral piece of theatre that smacks you right between the eyes… Donal Gallagher’s direction is assured and well measured… the stage, lighting and sound design are all subtle and perfectly pitched… I found myself moved, deeply troubled, entertained and ultimately, to quote Elvis, ‘all shook up’. Job done. Well done.” Irish Theatre Magazine “…Bedbound has been earning rave reviews and important exposure for the Cork based Asylum Theatre Company. The acclaim has certainly been justified… quite simply one of the most startling pieces of writing to have emerged on the Irish stage… the performances are extraordinary… ” Irish Examiner
In a filthy bed in a cramped room, a father and daughter battle for head space as the walls close in…
The Daughter – body twisted by Polio
The Father – mind equally disabled by his twisted past
He talks frantically about his extraordinary lifein the brutal world of furniture sales
She talks no less compulsively about anything at all to fill the terrifying silence in her head.
Walsh’s masterpiece is superbly bought to life in this relentless black comedy with a surprisingly warm climax.
Cast: Julie Sharkey & Dominic Moore
Set Design: Olan Wrynn
Lighting: John Cumiskey
Sound: Linda Buckley
Director: Donal Gallagher
Co-produced with Cork Midsummer Festival – National Tour, 2003.