Disco Pigs

Disco Pigs

Reading Rep in association with Nick Thompson Productions

By Enda Walsh

Directed by Cathal Cleary

Born seconds apart, Darren and Sinead, aka Pig and Runt, live in a fantasy world all of their own in Cork City. Trash TV, Disco beats and a load of cheap booze have fuelled this obsessive friendship. But as they go for their 17th birthday binge, reality violently collides with their fantasy and their world begins to crumble.

Disco Pigs is a furious, funny and violent dash through a lifelong friendship at the moment of its savage destruction. This production first played a sell out extended run at the Young Vic Theatre in 2011.

Enda Walsh’s credits include Once recently in the West End and Chatroom, Misterman and Ballyturk at the National Theatre. His screen credits include Hunger, directed by Steve McQueen.

“Thrilling vigour and jabbering energy … Kickass performances.” ★★★★
Lyn Gardner, The Guardian.

“Funny and terrifying at the same time, Disco Pigs is superb.” ★★★★
The Independent.


25-29 October


14+ Contains swearing and some onstage violence and sexual references.

Full Price: £17

Concession (Under 16, Over 60, Student): £14

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Lyric Theatre, Belfast
14 – 17 September

The Everyman, Cork
19 – 22 September

Town Hall Theatre, Galway
26 September

Theatre Royal, Waterford
27 September

Birmingham Repertory Theatre
29 September – 1 October

Tron Theatre, Glasgow
4 – 5 October

Sheffield Theatres
7 – 8 October

Salisbury Playhouse
13 – 15 October

2015 remount recommissioned by house, funded using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and supported by Sutton Theatres. The original version of this production was developed and funded by the JMK Award and presented at the Young Vic.

Reading Repertory Theatre is a private limited company no: 7907370 | Registered Charity no: 1147048