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  • Playwright

    Enda Walsh 

  • Synopsis

    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.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    10 March 2006

  • Production Notes

    Chatroom was originally performed as part of the 2005 NT Connections season, produced by Boomerang Theatre Company, Cork and directed by Donal Gallagher.
  • Producer

    Produced by Royal National Theatre

  • Original Venue

    Royal National Theatre

  • Venue Notes

    Cottesloe auditorium.

  • Irish Premiere Notes

    First performed in Ireland in 2008 in a production by Calipo for the Dublin Fringe Festival.

Original Cast  
Eva Matti Houghton
Jack Javone Prince
Emily Andrea Riseborough
Jim Andrew Garfield
William Matt Smith
Laura Naomi Bentley
Production Team  
Director Anna Mackmin
Designer Jonathan Fensom
Lighting Designer Jason Taylor
Sound Designer Christopher Shutt
Music by Paddy Cunneen
Video Designer Dick Straker (for Mesmer)

Published Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

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  • Contact

    Nick Marston, Curtis Brown

  • Address

    Haymarket House, 28-29 Haymarket,
    London SW1Y 4SP

  • Phone

    +44 (0)20 7393 4450

  • Email


  • Website


  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type


  • Contact

    Samuel French Ltd

  • Address

    24 - 32 Stephenson Way
    London NW1 2HD

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7255 4302

  • Website


Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the published play script.