By Samuel Beckett/UK and Irish Premiere

Ardhowen Theatre
Opening Night Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th August 8.30pm
Sunday 26th and Monday 27th August, 3pm
£25 for Saturday, Sunday Monday performances
Friday 24th Preview: Tickets £20

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Krapp’s Last Tape has been described as Samuel Beckett’s most perfect play. An old man on his birthday sits down to make a recording about the past year of his life, as he has done every birthday since a young man. Now bitter, funny, ironic, he finds it hard to recognise himself in the brash, romantic, confident voice of his youth recorded 30 years earlier.

Robert Wilson has often been compared to Samuel Beckett. Both are masters of stark and striking simplicity. In one radiant hour, Beckett and Wilson, in a few simple strokes, paint a vision of man and his world that is one of the most poignant experiences in theatre.

“I met Beckett in the early ‘70’s” says Robert Wilson. “He’s been a tremendous influence on my work. He suggested I do his work and in talking to him, I realised how many things we had in common. He came backstage (Wilson’s show A Letter for Queen Victoria 1974/75) and said ‘I like your text very much’. He asked to have a copy of it. We agreed the actors we both liked best were the old Vaudeville actors. He said how much he admired Buster Keaton – a favourite of mine”

Robert Wilson is an extraordinary international cultural icon, arguably the most innovative and influential theatre director of the past 40 years. He has worked closely with artists as varied as Gianni Versace, David Bowie, Brad Pitt, Tom Waits, Philip Glass, Lou Reed and Jessye Norman. This production of ‘Krapp’s Last Tape’ has been a major hit in Paris, Rome and Rio De Janero and now arrives at Happy Days in Enniskillen for its UK and Irish premiere.

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