Theatre Ireland

Thu 04—Sat 13 October

Watt

Samuel Beckett

Buy tickets Eligible for package discount.

$59—$69 | Arts Centre Melbourne

Quite simply outstanding.

The Guardian

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.


Texts from the novel by
SAMUEL BECKETT

Adapted and performed by
BARRY MCGOVERN

Director
TOM CREED

Set and Lighting Designer
SINÉAD MCKENNA

Costume Designer
JOAN O’CLERY

So enthralling you don't want it to end.

Sydney Morning Herald

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