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Medicine & The Same - two plays

Medicine & The Same

two plays

By Enda Walsh
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback : 9781839040238, 96 pages, August 2021


John Kane sits on a hospital trolley. Very shortly, a giant lobster, two women called Mary, a very old man and a jazz percussionist arrive. Then everything starts.

Enda Walsh's Medicine is a dark and frequently absurdist play. Devastatingly funny and profoundly moving, it examines how, for decades, we have treated those we call 'mentally ill'.

This edition also includes Walsh's play The Same, about two women who meet in a psychiatric institution. 


(On Medicine) "Taut and energetic, frequently bleak, but shot through with touches of absurdist humour... burns with searing honesty... It's chilling, powerful, and unforgettable."

- Whatsonstage

(On Medicine) "Flamboyant, funny and surreal."

- Guardian