Gate Theatre Dublin - Barry McGovern in Watt

by Samuel Beckett. Texts from the novel selected by Barry McGovern

26 February 2013 - 16 March 2013 / 19:45, 15:00
The Pit


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Watt recounts the extraordinary adventure of an itinerant character who one day walks from a train station to the home of Mr. Knott, a mysterious man whom he will serve. His struggle to make sense of the events around him is conveyed with elegance, pathos and fierce humour by Barry McGovern.

From the opening moment, Beckett’s trademark poetry, melancholy and deadpan comedy draw you into his truly distinctive world view. This adaptation stands alongside the best of his absurdist stage plays. 

Gate Theatre Dublin, an international exponent of Beckett's work, returns to the Barbican following our collaboration on the 2006 Beckett Centenary Festival.

'A playful, lyrical show' Sunday Times

‘Like an inspired form of stand-up comedy… both profoundly comic and absolutely tragic’ Scotsman

Also 3pm on 2, 9 & 16 Mar

50 mins/no interval

Age Guidance 14+

4 Mar
Post-show talk with Barry McGovern
Free to same-day ticket-holders

Performed by Barry McGovern
Directed by Tom Creed
Costumes by Joan O’Clery
Lighting by James McConnell
Sound by Denis Clohessy
Music by Barry McGovern after Samuel Beckett

Texts from the novel selected by Barry McGovern 

Part of our Dancing around Duchamp season

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Produced by Gate Theatre Dublin

Supported by Culture Ireland as part of Ireland’s EU Presidency Culture Programme 2013

The Gate Theatre is grateful to The Arts Council of Ireland for their continued support.


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