Not I, Footfalls and Rockaby

Not I, Footfalls and Rockaby
by Samuel Beckett
Directed by Walter Asmus, Starring Lisa Dwan

Presented by Royal Court Theatre and Mighty Mouth
Irish Premiere

Directed by Samuel Beckett’s long-time friend and collaborator Walter Asmus, this Beckett Trilogy is performed by Irish actor Lisa Dwan following a critically acclaimed run at both the Royal Court Theatre and the Duchess Theatre in London’s West End.

Not I is an intense monologue, set in a pitch-black space lit by a single beam of light. A disembodied female mouth floats eight feet above the stage and delivers a stream of consciousness, spoken, as Beckett directed, at the speed of thought.

Footfalls is the moving story of May, a ghostly figure who paces back and forth like a metronome on a strip bare landing outside her dying mother’s room.

Completing the trilogy is Rockaby. Probably the most famous of Beckett’s last works, Rockaby explores loneliness and loss as a woman sits on her rocking chair – that appears to rock of its own accord – recounting moments from her past.

Produced in association with Cusack Projects Ltd.
Backstage at the Festival 23 July
Post-show talk with Lisa Dwan.


Ainm/Name: Not I, Footfalls and Rockaby
Dataí/Dates: 22-26 July 2014

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