Not I / Footfalls / Rockaby (Tour)

By Samuel Beckett

Not I / Footfalls / Rockaby (Tour) Top / Details
Mon 30 Nov - Sun 07 Jun 2015

Following sold-out performances at the Royal Court and a critically acclaimed West End run, Not I / Footfalls / Rockaby – performed by Lisa Dwan – continues with a UK and International tour.

Due to sold out performances extra late night performance added at the Barbican on 4 June at 9.30pm
2 – 7 June Barbican Centre


22 – 26 July
Galway International Arts Festival
Box Office: +353 91 509 700

19 – 21 August; 26 – 30 August
Southbank Centre
Box Office: 0844 847 9910

2 – 6 Sep: The MAC (Belfast)
Box Office 028 9023 5053

9 – 13 Sep: Cambridge Arts Theatre
Box Office 01223 503333

16 – 20 Sep: Birmingham Rep (Studio)
Box Office: 0121 236 4455

23 – 27 Sep: The Lowry (Salford Quays)
Box Office 0843 208 6010

7-12 Oct: BAM, New York

14 – 20 Feb Perth Festival %20Footfalls,%20Rockaby

25 Feb – 1 March Hong Kong Arts Festival

11 – 15 March Barbican Centre

Beckett’s Not I is an intense monologue, set in a pitch-black space lit by a single beam of light. A disembodied female mouth floats eight feet above the stage and delivers a stream of consciousness, spoken, as Beckett directed, at the speed of thought. Lisa Dwan was tutored in the role by Billie Whitelaw, who originally performed the part at its 1973 UK premiere and was personally coached for the part by Beckett himself.

Footfalls is the moving story of May, a ghostly figure who paces back and forth like a metronome outside her dying mother’s room.

Completing the trilogy is Rockaby. Probably the most famous of Beckett’s last works, Rockaby explores loneliness and loss as a woman sits on her rocking chair recounting moments from her past.

Lisa Dwan has worked extensively in theatre, film and television both internationally and in her native Ireland. Film credits include; Oliver Twist and John Boorman’s Tailor of Panama and Bhopal – A Prayer for Rain due for release this year. In 2012, she adapted, produced and performed the critically acclaimed one woman play Beside the Sea at the South Bank Centre and on tour and starred in Goran Bregović’s new music drama, Margot, Diary Of An Unhappy Queen at the Barbican. She most recently performed in Ramin Gray’s production of Illusions by Ivan Viripaev at the Bush Theatre.

Walter Asmus directs. He was Beckett’s long-time friend and collaborator, assisting him on many of his productions at the Schiller Theatre in Berlin and for TV in Stuttgart. His production of Waiting for Godot, which toured extensively internationally, including in 2008 a one-night-only tour of the 32 counties of Ireland, was widely described as the ‘definitive production’.

Image Credit: John Haynes

Not I, Footfalls, Rockaby UK tour is produced in association with Cusack Projects Ltd


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