The Encounters Season

Footfalls & Rockaby

BY SAMUEL BECKETT.
DIRECTED BY RICHARD BEECHAM.
See It Safely
3 November -
20 November 2021

Overview

“There is no sleep so deep I would not hear you there.”

A rocking chair creaks. Footsteps echo down a corridor, tracing and retracing the same path. An old woman hears a voice from beyond – a voice that sounds eerily like her own. In this pair of miniature masterpieces, Beckett dazzlingly explores his obsessions with age, memory, and the passing of time.

Following Beckett’s All That Fall and the Beckett Triple Bill, Jermyn Street Theatre uncovers two more of Samuel Beckett’s rarely performed gems. Multi award-winning Dame Siân Phillips (I, Claudius, Under Milk Wood) and Charlotte Emmerson (Food of Love, The Cherry Orchard) are directed by Richard Beecham in an unmissable double bill.

 

Socially Distanced performances

We are running socially distanced performances on Mondays for audiences who prefer some additional space.
Mon 8; 15 Nov, 7.30pm

 

 


People

Siân Phillips
Performer
Siân won a BAFTA for her role in the BBC’s 1976 adaptation of I, Claudius. She has performed the titular roles in Ibsen's Hedda Gabler and George Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan. She was appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the 2016 New Year Honours for services to drama.
Charlotte Emmerson
Performer
Charlotte is known for her roles in See No Evil: The Moors Murders, Casualty 1909 and Underworld and her radio work. She was most recently seen on stage in Alone in Berlin at Northampton’s Royal and Derngate.

Samuel Beckett
Writer
Richard Beecham
Director
Adrienne Quartley
Sound Designer
Ben Ormerod
Lighting Designer
Simon Kenny
Set & Costume Designer


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Tickets

3 November -
20 November 2021

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
7.30pm & 8.45pm

Tuesday, Saturday
7.30pm

Tuesday, Saturday
3.30pm

Running time: 40 minutes.

The Quarter £28 (£24 concessions) if booked between 7 October - 3 November
Concessions available to 65+, theatre unions, Access needs, or Universal Credit