Print Room at the Coronet and Gare St Lazare Ireland present BECKETT IN LONDON. A festival of Beckett’s prose on stage featuring theatre, music and visual art.
To celebrate Samuel Beckett’s work, Print Room at the Coronet and the international, award-winning company and unparalleled Beckett champions, Gare St Lazare Ireland, present a three-week festival exploring Samuel Beckett’s prose across the disciplines of theatre, music and visual art from 17th May – 5th June 2016.
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Judy Lovett, the director of the Beckett Festival at The Print Room comments:
What has inspired you and how has Beckett In London evolved?
The Turner exhibition and just about every gallery I have ever visited. Interesting people. My mentors. Traveling , America in particular, All the usual inspirations – Twilight, great writing , walking, being on a train.
Will Eno introduced us to Anda Winters and Team Print Room last year we played Title and Deed in the studio space here at Print Room and we mentioned a good idea called Beckett in London at that time and Voila!!
Can you tell us about First Love, The End, Molloy, Malone Dies and The Unnamable.
There’s a book in that answer. Simply put, It’s two short stories and three novels that we have brought from page to stage. These are among the productions that have made our company’s reputation as among the foremost exponents of Beckett’s work. It’s brilliant writing and Conor Lovett is a brilliant actor so you are in for a treat.
How important is Samuel Beckett to you both?
We are on our knees.
What do you consider to be at the heart of Beckett and his work?
The answer is in your question. Heart!
Why should everyone try to get along to see Beckett In London?
Because its an opportunity to understand why Samuel Beckett, nobel prize for literature 1969, is considered a towering figure of literature and theatre and will likely remain so for many centuries. His work through up to 80 years old, remains far ahead of its time and ours as ground-breaking artistry. Consider a Picasso retrospective, a series of Beethoven concerts. Beckett In London is another chance to catch up with one of the greats.
At The Print Room at the Coronet
103 Notting Hill Gate, London W11 3LB
The End – 17th May 2016 – directed by Judy Hegarty, featuring actor Conor Lovett
Here All Night – 21st May 2016 – music and text by Samuel Beckett, and original score by Paul Clark
Hello, Sam – 23rd May 2016 – an audio visual installation by artist Brian O’Doherty
All texts by Samuel Beckett were written intended to be read and are presented by arrangement with Curtis Brown Group with the kind permission of The Estate of Samuel Beckett.