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Conversation Series

(This is a past event and is no longer running)



A festival of Beckett’s prose on stage featuring theatre, music and visual art.

Following their hugely successful run of Title and Deed by Will Eno at the Print Room last year, Gare St Lazare Ireland return with a festival of their acclaimed Beckett productions.

Internationally regarded among the foremost Beckett interpreters they have toured all over the world with their exquisite productions. Featuring 5 prose pieces and their collaboration with London composer Paul Clark (Clod Ensemble) the festival will also have a number of £5 public conversations and ancillary events and will feature an installation by senior Irish artist Brian O’Doherty entitled ‘Hello Sam’. 2016 is the 110th anniversary of the birth of Samuel Beckett. It is also the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising in Dublin which led to Irish independence and this event, supported by Culture Ireland, is part of an international program of Irish cultural events to mark the centenary.

Sat 21st May – Beckett’s influence on Theatre talk chaired by actor, writer, director Tim Crouch, with special guests Alice Birch and Chris Goode.

28th May – Artist and lecturer Dr. Derval Tubridy will host a talk with writer and lecturer Dr Sarah Hayden and writer and lecturer Dr David Houston Jones.

Sat 4th June – Music talk chaired by Catherine Laws, Musicologist and Senior Lecturer at University of York, with special guest Gavin Bryars.

June 5th – Novelist and member of the editorial team of The Letters of Samuel Beckett, Daniel Gunn will speak with writer and lecturer Dr. Conor Carville of Reading University.