Company SJ
Rough for Theatre I and Act Without Words II

by Samuel Beckett

12 - 20 June 2015 / 19:30, 21:15
Meet at Advance Box Office - Level G

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Seen previously on the streets of Dublin and Tokyo, a double bill of plays about the destitute arrives in London, unfolding in the Barbican’s unique outdoor environment.

Rough for Theatre I: Two vagrants, one blind, the other in a wheelchair, are locked in an uneasy encounter. For a brief moment, there is talk of joining up but hope slips away with a single gesture.

Act Without Words II: Goaded into action by an unseen force, A and B emerge in turn from sleeping bags to begin contrasting routines. Although they never meet, they are somehow connected.

With one drama wordless, these companion pieces draw context from each city in which they are performed while respecting Beckett’s characters and texts. Sarah Jane Scaife, who has been staging the playwright’s work for over 28 years, directs Irish actors at the forefront of physical theatre, including Bryan Burroughs, Raymond Keane and Trevor Knight.

Part of our International Beckett Season

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 ‘A powerful poignant vignette of human existence’ Irish Times 

Directed by Sarah Jane Scaife
Design by Aedín Cosgrove

This is a promenade performance which takes place outside. Meet at Advance Box Office.

1 hour 30 mins/including an interval

Age guidance 14+

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This event is part of:
Theatre & Dance
International Beckett Season


Presented by the Barbican

This work premiered at Dublin Fringe Festival 2013

Supported by Culture Ireland and the Irish Theatre Institute


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