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Angel Theatre Company return to the Jack Studio Theatre with three of Beckett's short plays

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

FOLLOWING their critically acclaimed sell-out run of Beckett’s Footfalls and Play at The Jack Studio in 2019, Angel Theatre Company are returning to the venue with three more of his short plays: Not I, Catastrophe and Rockaby – from Tuesday, February 25 to Saturday, March 7, 2020.

A disembodied mouth suspended in mid-air spews out dialogue at ferocious pace…

An autocratic director and his assistant put the finishing touches to their final scene…

A woman recounts her past, driven by the motion of her rocking chair…

This trio offers a unique insight into the fascinating theatrical world of Samuel Beckett and includes some of the most stunning visual images imagined for the stage. Not I is possibly the greatest vocal challenge ever written for an actress to perform and, as such, has secured an iconic place in the history of twentieth century theatre!

John Patterson directs. Casting will be announced in due course.

The unique style of Samuel Beckett’s plays revolutionised theatre and secured his place as one of the greatest dramatists of the twentieth century. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1969. Beckett’s plays offer a bleak, yet tragicomic view of human existence and often explore the futility of life itself. Other notable works include Waiting for Godot, Krapp’s Last Tape and Happy Days.

Suitable for ages 14+.

Tickets: £16, £13 concessions. To book, call the box office on 0333 666 3366 (£1.75 fee for phone bookings only) or visit brockleyjack.co.uk/.

Time: 7.30pm.

Running time: 60 minutes with no interval.

Also at the Jack Studio Theatre: Yard Players’ production of Twelfth Night (January 14 to February 1) and Chaplin: Birth of a Tramp from Arrows & Traps Theatre (February 4 to February 22, 2020).