“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.
“This is theatre built from anguish, longing and bleached bones: exquisite”
“a chilly autumnal double bill, as crisp and dark as the night above.”
“This is difficult, but seminal, viewing.”
“Beautiful, eerie and horrifying”
“A sad but deeply rewarding evening”
“A show which must be seen to be understood”