No’s Knife is conceived and performed by Lisa Dwan and co-directed with The Old Vic’s Season 2 Baylis Director Joe Murphy.
Lisa Dwan’s selection from the 13 prose texts, Texts for Nothing, bring to life an often neglected part of Beckett’s cannon. Staging the desperate logic, fierce wit and piercing black humour of a voice that is searching, in the dark, for who it is and why it speaks.
No’s Knife is an extraordinary journey into the heart of Beckett, unlocking his contemporary relevance to gender, identity and the human condition.
The world premiere of No’s Knife sees Samuel Beckett, a titan of theatrical writing, exploring the powerful resilience to stay alive. Hard on the heels of a sold-out international tour of the Beckett Trilogy, Lisa Dwan presents a fresh and penetrating interpretation of this monologue. Recognised as modern theatre’s foremost adaptor of Beckett’s work, Lisa brings her unexpected and compelling voice to these hitherto unperformed writing
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Old Vic Theatre
103 The Cut, London, SE1 8NB
Booking From:29th September 2016
Booking Until: 15th October 2016
Monday – 7.00pm
Tuesday – 7.00pm
Wednesday 2.30pm 7.00pm
Thursday – 7.00pm
Friday – 7.00pm
Saturday 2.30pm 7.00pm