Company SJ, Ireland
Preview: 7.30pm, 3 Oct
Matinee: 2.30pm, 6-7 Oct
Talking Theatre: 5 Oct post-show, with Sarah Jane Scaife and Raymond Keane.
‘A voice comes to one in the dark. Imagine.’
Opening with this tantalising directive, Samuel Beckett’s Company reads almost as an experiment into the notion of being itself. This is an intensely moving and lyrical work, which interrogates the truthfulness of memory and finds company in the haunting sculpture of, ‘one on his back, in the dark’.
Company strips down human existence to the body in space and time. Sculpted from the darkness, Raymond Keane explores Beckett’s prose through the use of projected text, live and recorded voice, and the body in movement and stillness. Beckett’s words draw us into a sensory world of memory and imagination.
Adapted and directed by Sarah Jane Scaife
Performed by Raymond Keane
Projection Design: Kilian Waters
Lighting Design: Stephen Dodd
Costume Design: Sinead Cuthbert
Sculptural Figure Consultation and Design: Roman Paska
Sound Recording and Mixing: Tim Martin
Additional Sound Editing: Ciaran Byrne
“Scaife proves herself a theatre artist of breath-taking talent and compass” Sunday Independent
Supported by Dublin City Council and Irish Theatre Institute.
Funded by the Arts Council.
Duration: Approx. 80 mins. No Interval.