An obsessive friendship hits breaking point in striking play

Join Pig and Runt on their 17th birthday binge. Picture: Katherine Leedale.
Join Pig and Runt on their 17th birthday binge. Picture: Katherine Leedale.

Audiences will be taken on a furious, funny and violent dash through a lifelong friendship at the Quarry Theatre in Bedford next week.

Disco Pigs tells the story of Darren and Sinead, also known as Pig and Runt. They live in a fantasy world all of their own in Cork City. Trash TV, disco beats and cheap booze have fuelled their obsessive friendship – but as they go for their 17th birthday binge, reality violently collides with their fantasy and their world begins to crumble.

The production first played a sell out extended run at the Young Vic Theatre in 2011. The play is written by Enda Walsh, whose credits include Chatroom, Misterman, the film Hunger and the forthcoming New York stage production of Lazarus, for which he has worked with David Bowie.

The Guardian praised the show’s “thrilling vigour and jabbering energy”, while the Independent hailed the “superb” production as “funny and terrifying at the same time.”

The production, which will be performed on Thursday November 26 at 7.30pm, is presented by theatre company House and directed by Cathal Cleary. It is suitable for ages 14 and over.

Tickets cost £10 or £8. The show runs for 80 minutes with no interval.