A Special Q&A with Enda Walsh

Traverse Theatre Company

Live event on Thu 25 Feb

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Acclaimed playwright and screenwriter Enda Walsh takes questions from you about writing, theatremaking and his illustrious career, in a special event hosted by the Traverse’s Literary Associate, Eleanor White.

Enda Walsh is a truly unique and inimitable voice, with a C.V. that boasts some of the most form-breaking and thrilling work seen on stages around the world since his 1997 debut with modern classic Disco Pigs. Since then he has created a wide range of work, both fantastical and unflinchingly realist.

His work for the stage includes the adaptations of the world-wide phenomenon musical Once - for which he won a Tony Award for Best Book - Max Porter’s Grief is the Thing with Feathers and Roald Dahl's The Twits, Lazarus, Ballyturk, Misterman, The Walworth Farce, The Same, Arlington and operas The Second Violinist and The Last Hotel.

Enda has also written for screen, including the multi-award-winning 2008 Hunger, a biopic which told the story of the final days of IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands and is currently working on Troubles with Blueprint Pictures for television.

You can submit your question in the chat feature once the Q&A has begun. We will as ask as many questions as possible in the time available.

A recording of this Q&A will be available to purchase and watch following the live event.

This event is part of our First Stages Festival - a celebration of storytelling and playwriting.

Enda Walsh

The Traverse Theatre is funded by Creative Scotland and The City of Edinburgh Council, with additional support from The Scottish Government Performing Arts Venues Relief Fund.

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We ask that all participants in interactive live events, including Q&As and workshops, follow our Terms of Conduct to ensure a positive and inclusive experience for everyone involved.

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Immediately after booking you'll receive an email from us confirming your place on the workshop. One hour before the workshop, you'll receive a second email from us which will contain your Zoom link to join the session.

Please see the FAQs below if you have additional questions.


    Where will this event take place?

    This event will take place on Zoom. You will need to have the most recent version of the Zoom app downloaded on your device to join the event.

    When will I get the event link?

    We’ll send the event link to the email address you used to make your booking one hour before the event begins. If you can’t find this email, please check your Junk folder then email boxoffice@traverse.co.uk

    Do I need any special equipment to join the event?

    You will need a smartphone, tablet or other computer with Zoom installed to join the event.

    Will I be visible or audible during the event?

    You will not be visible or audible to anyone else during the event.

    How do I ask my question?

    You can submit your question in the chat feature once the Q&A has begun. We will ask as many of them as time as possible in the time allowed.

    Will the event be captioned?

    The event will be captioned using Zoom’s live captioning feature.

    I have a question that isn’t answered here.

    Please email our team at boxoffice@traverse.co.uk and we’ll get back to you as soon as we’re able – please note that this may take up to 2 working days, but we’ll try to prioritise anything urgent.