Quite simply outstanding.
A wide-eyed stranger alights from a country train. The destination: Mr Knott’s house. The mission: to serve.
Samuel Beckett’s reputation as the twentieth century’s preeminent chronicler of the human condition often obscures a position as one of the finest comic minds in literature. Here Beckett’s wit and wisdom combine in the tale of a nomadic manservant never afforded a glimpse of their master.
Written as a novel while Beckett waited in the south of France for the Second World War to end, Watt has been recast for the stage in a one-man production of lyrical elegance and heart-stirring immediacy. It’s a tour de force performance by Irish actor Barry McGovern, the foremost interpreter of Beckett’s work in theatre today.
Life’s a joke. If you didn’t laugh, you’d die. You’ll die anyway.
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So enthralling you don't want it to end.
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