play-alt chevron-thin-right chevron-thin-left cancel


This show has now closed, please visit our London Shows page for a full list of current productions.

About the Show Less...

Playwright Enda Walsh presents a dark comedy based on the story of Penelope from Homer's Odyssey. Read More >

Druid theatre company’s production of Enda Walsh’s play Penelope comes to the Hampstead theatre.

An original interpretation of the story of Penelope and her suitors from Homer’s Odyssey, Walsh’s dark comedy explores just how far men will go to win a woman’s heart when their ultimate salvation is at stake. Walsh introduces us to four ridiculous men who play for Penelope’s unwinnable love while facing their inevitable deaths.

Penelope writer Walsh is the award-winning Irish playwright whose plays include Disco Pigs, Chatroom and The Walworth Farce, which was also produced by Druid and came to the National Theatre.

For more about Penelope at Hampstead theatre read the First Night Feature or the Big Interview with Enda Walsh.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 10/02/2011

Opening Night: 16/02/2011

Closing Night: 5/03/2011

Running time: 1h25

Security note: For your comfort and security, you may be subject to additional checks on your visit to London theatres. Please contact the venue for more information.

Cast & Creative


Niall Buggy, Denis Conway, Aaron Monaghan, Karl Shields, Olga Wehrly


Director - Mikel Murfi

Producer - Druid

Designer - Sabin eDargent

Lighting Designer - Paul Keogan

Sound - Gregory Clarke

Author - Enda Walsh

About Hampstead Theatre

Eton Avenue, Swiss Cottage, London NW3 3EU

Unlike film, there is currently no official age classification organisation for theatre. All age recommendations are subjective and should be interpreted as guidelines unless otherwise stated. It's the responsibility of the patron to judge the show’s suitability in advance of purchase. We recommend contacting us at if you are in any doubt.