Three weeks of events celebrating the works of Samuel Beckett
The FestivalThe centrepiece of the festival is one of Samuel Beckett's most celebrated works, Endgame. A depiction of the heart of an uncompromising relationship, laid out in ruthlessly beautiful poetry and image. Directed by Anthony Richards, Endgame features some of the best seasoned local performers.
There are also performances of Breath and A Piece of Monologue and extracts from All That Fall and Embers.
Surrounding Beckett’s own works, we have new performances from visiting groups of professionals and students. Waiting for Waiting for Godot is a new play about the old play from Jamie Ruther and Ben Crowden, and A Little Nonsense from Bristol based Juncture Theatre is a celebration of the world of clowning. Short creations by local University students feature alongside Exeter College students' The Dream project have been made in response to Beckett's work and we also welcome Clyst Vale Colleges' production of The Trial.
There are workshops for performers, writers and other theatremakers, together with a number of expert-chaired discussion sessions and films.
So please come and find Exeter’s Bike Shed Theatre and prepare for some moving, funny and thought-provoking theatre about the nature of being a human being. [Read More]
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