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Chatroom

Full-Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  3w, 3m

The six teenage characters communicate only via the internet. Conversations range in subject from Britney Spears to Willy Wonka to — suicide: Jim is depressed and talks of ending his life and Eva and William decide to do their utmost to persuade him to carry out his threat. From this chilling premise is forged a funny, compelling and uplifting play that tackles the issues of teenage life head-on and with great understanding.

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    3w, 3m
  • Duration
    Duration
    75 Minutes
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Theatre for Young Audiences
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Teen (Age 14 - 18)
Accolades
Accolades
  • Cannes Film Festival - Un Certain Regard Section, 2010

Details

Summary
The six teenage characters communicate only via the internet. Conversations range in subject from Britney Spears to Willy Wonka to — suicide: Jim is depressed and talks of ending his life and Eva and William decide to do their utmost to persuade him to carry out his threat. From this chilling premise is forged a funny, compelling and uplifting play that tackles the issues of teenage life head-on and with great understanding.

All characters are 15 years old

  • Time Period Contemporary
  • Features Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
  • Duration 75 Minutes
  • Cautions
    • Mild Adult Themes

Media

"An impressive number of themes... handled in commendably non-dogmatic style... A triumph." - London Evening Standard

"One of the most thrillingly enjoyable evenings I've had in the theatre" - Sunday Times

"Punchy, provocative" - The Independent

"Enda Walsh's Chatroom is a winner... This is a clever, funny, discomforting piece to make audiences of all ages think." - The Observer

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Enda Walsh

Enda Walsh is a playwright and screenwriter who shot to fame when he won both the George Devine Award and the Stewart Parker Award in 1997 with his play Disco Pigs. In 2007 and 2008 Mr. Walsh won Fringe First Awards at two consecutive Edinburgh Festivals for his plays The Wal ...
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