To celebrate the work of Samuel Beckett, company and unparalleled Beckett champions, Gare St Lazare Ireland, is currently presenting a three-week festival in association with the Print Room at the Coronet.
The festival explores Beckett’s work through theatre, music and visual art. It also marks the return of Gare St Lazare to the Print Room following their acclaimed production of Will Eno’s Title and Deed in 2015.
Right at the centre of the festival are solo performances of five prose titles First Love, The End, Molloy, Malone Dies and The Unnamable, directed by Judy Hegarty, featuring actor Conor Lovett.
Meanwhile, Here All Night will see Lovett joined by a virtuoso ensemble of international musicians and singers to perform text and music by Beckett which has never before been publicly performed and has been interwoven with original music by English composer Paul Clark.
Artist Brian O’Doherty has created an installation titled ‘Hello, Sam’ Redux an audio-visual art installation to complement the live performance. The piece exhibited at The National Gallery of Ireland in 2011 as part of Dublin Contemporary.
The Beckett in London festival will offer a public conversation series with a group of experts in their field. their field. Visual Art will be curated by Dr. Derval Tubridy exploring the relationship between Samuel Beckett and contemporary art, speaking to Dr. Sarah Hayden and Dr. David Houston Jones. Theatre by actor, writer and director Tim Crouch who will be joined by playwright Alice Birch and writer and actor Chris Goode. The Music chair is musicologist Catherine Laws of University of York, whose special guest will be the composer and musician Gavin Bryars. Finally, there will be an ‘Ideas’ conversation between Beckett letters editor and novelist Daniel Gunn and Beckett and Visual art scholar Conor Carville.
Founded in 1996, Gare St Lazare Ireland has spent twenty years creating and touring productions of Beckett’s work and is run by joint Artistic Directors actor Conor Lovett and director Judy Hegarty.
The Beckett in London Festival is on at the Print Room until the 5th June. For more information and to book tickets visit: http://www.the-print-room.org/theatre/beckett-in-london/.