PREVIEW: No’s Knife, Old Vic Theatre

The Old Vic theatre will present the world premiere of No’s Knife, which will run at the venue from the 29th September until the 15th October it has been confirmed. 

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Lisa Dwan. Photograph by Faye Thomas. 

Conceived and performed by Lisa Dwan, this world premiere of Samuel Beckett’s No’s Knife will get audiences asking who or whom are I?

Lisa Dwan is well known for her interpretation of Beckett’s work and is co-directing this production with Joe Murphy.

No’s Knife focuses on a lone figure and a voice in the dark searching for who it is and why it speaks. This production will be will offer a personal and political vision of Beckett’s most original work Texts for Nothing.

Filled with insight, rage and humour No’s Knife takes audiences on a journey right to the heart of Beckett, while unlocking his contemporary relevance to gender, identity and the human condition.

Lisa Dwan is an Irish performer and director. She has most recently appeared opposite Matthew Broderick in Conor McPherson’s Shining City in New York. Dwan has also toured all over the world with her production of  ‘Beckett Trilogy’, formed of Footfalls, not I and Rockaby.

The production also features designs by Christopher Oram, lighting by Hugh Vanstone and sound by Mic Pool.

No’s Knife will play at the Old Vic Theatre from the 29th September until the 15th October. To book tickets visit:, Discount, Last, Theatre Tickets, Love, Theatre and UK

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