Barry McGovern in
Matinee: 13 April, 2.30pm
A wide-eyed stranger alights from a country train. The destination: Mr Knott’s house. The mission: to serve. Samuel Beckett’s wit and wisdom combine in the story of a nomadic manservant in the house of his unseen master.
Written as a novel while Beckett waited in the south of France for the Second World War to end, Watt comes to the stage in a one-man production of sparkling humour and heart-stirring poignancy. This is a rare opportunity to see the master’s work performed by one of the greatest Beckett interpreters in the world.
Adapted and performed by Barry McGovern
Directed by Tom Creed
Set and Lighting Design by Sinéad Mckenna
Costume Design by Joan O’Clery
Music: Barry McGovern after Samuel Beckett, performed by Tonnta and recorded by Jack Cawley
Production Manager: Eoin Kilkenny
Stage Manager: Emma Coen
[stars-4] “A gem of a show” Time Out [break]
“Explosively funny” The Guardian [break]
[stars-4] “Anyone who cares about acting should seize the chance to see McGovern perform.” The Age [break]
“A powerhouse one man show that pays the perfect homage to Beckett and one of his most fascinating characters… McGovern is the ultimate storyteller… a stunning, entertaining piece that is a joy to experience.” Theatre Press