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Louie Whitemore - Beckett Triple Bill


Louie Whitemore is designing the Beckett Triple Bill for Jermyn Street Theatre.

“The new light above my table is a great improvement. With all this darkness around me I feel less alone… In a way.”

Trevor Nunn directs three of Samuel Beckett’s finest short plays – as funny as they are poignant.

In Krapp’s Last Tape, starring James Hayes, Krapp prepares to celebrate his 69th birthday by recording his annual tape. But first, Krapp pulls out an old tape recording, made on his 39th birthday – a recording which recalls an even earlier tape, made in Krapp’s youth.

Eh Joe features the voice of the celebrated Beckett specialist, Lisa Dwan, as she provokes and jokes with the ageing Joe, played by Irish film and theatre star, Niall Buggy.

The Old Tune is a rarely performed gem, adapted by Beckett from a radio play by Robert Pinget. With echoes of Waiting for Godot, two elderly men sit on a bench and reminisce. But are their memories playing tricks? Starring Niall Buggy and David Threlfall.

These three plays demonstrate Beckett’s remarkable range, inventiveness, and wit. A must-see event.