Two one-act plays: Krapp's Last Tape by Samuel Beckett and The Dumb Waiter by Harold Pinter

20/02/20 - 22/02/20

Time: 19.30

Two one-act plays:  Krapp's Last Tape by Samuel Beckett and The Dumb Waiter by Harold Pinter

Krapp’s Last Tape by Samuel Beckett. Directed by Peter Russell

 A late evening.  An old man, drinking heavily, sits at a table, on which is a tape recorder.  He listens to his earlier life being described by a younger self and struggles to relate to this energy, this strong sense of expectation.  Where did it go?  “Perhaps Beckett’s most perfect piece of writing for the theatre … a dialogue, between the old man and his middle-aged self is made possible by the magnetic tape recorder.” John Fletcher.

The Dumb Waiter by Harold Pinter. Directed by Jane Barth

 Two men in a room, waiting.  As we wait with them, we share their laugh out-loud moments, boredom and fear as the reason for their being in this basement room gradually becomes clearer. Compelled to fill the silence with trivial chat and banter, underneath is the nervous anticipation of their assignation.  Something is waiting for them …

To be performed in the Salisbury Studio

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