A disembodied mouth suspended in mid-air spews out dialogue at ferocious pace…
An autocratic director and his assistant put the finishing touches to their final scene…
A woman recounts her past, driven by the motion of her rocking chair…
Following their critically acclaimed sell-out run of Beckett’s Footfalls and Play at The Jack Studio in 2019, Angel Theatre Company return with three more of his short plays: Not I, Catastrophe and Rockaby.
This trio offers a unique insight into the fascinating theatrical world of Samuel Beckett. His plays revolutionised theatre and secured his place as one of the greatest dramatists of the twentieth century. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1969.
Directly following the performances director John Patterson will host a post show Q & A. This is free of charge and open to all who have booked a ticket for these nights. John will discuss his approach to directing the pieces and offer insight into the complex and fascinating theatrical world of Samuel Beckett. (Please note there are NO post show discussions on Tues 25th, Thurs 27th & Sat 7th.)
Press for Footfalls and Play
John Patterson directs with immaculate precision and we are immediately caught up in the intrigue of this love triangle, devoid of stereotypical melodrama and romanticised fiction… The company conveys a rapport which absorbs us into the worlds of these relationships, linked by their raw nature but different in mood and manner. Beckett pares his later works to the extreme, wasting no words and here we are compelled to hang on to his every one. ★★★★★ Spy in the Stalls
A really tight, superbly acted double bill designed not just to entertain but to provoke and make you think. London Pub Theatres ★★★★
The skill the players – Rose Trustman, Ricky Zalman and Samantha Kamras – display as they cope with the language is formidable… it is, because of Beckett’s use of language and the quality of this particular production, an evening to relish, to risk attending. I really do not want to wait for Godot one more time but I could sit through these two pieces again any time. ★★★★ Reviewsgate
it’s a feat of technical brilliance ★★★★ London Theatre 1
it is immersive thought- provoking theatre, superbly directed by Patterson and well acted by a vibrant cast. Bonnett’s May (Amy at one stage) is mesmerising as is the subtle use of light throughout (designed by Patterson and Karl Swinyard – following Beckett’s strict instructions – and operated by Francesca Coleman). All in all, a triumphant double dive into the absurdist world of Beckett, thirty years after his death. ★★★★ Close-up Culture