How It Is (Part 2) - 2019
(This is a past event and is no longer running)
It is with great sadness that we have to announce that The Coronet Theatre will be closed until the Autumn season. The Coronet hopes to reschedule as much of this outstanding work as possible – more information to follow as soon as possible. Please see here for the most up to date information. Please consider making a donation or joining as a member to enjoy the theatre when we are open once more.
Gare St Lazare Ireland and The Coronet Theatre in association with The Everyman (Cork)
Directed and Designed by
Judy Hegarty Lovett
★★★★★ ‘Gare St Lazare have certainly brought the wow factor to Beckett … (and) deserve to be congratulated, and cherished, for their uncompromising artistic vision.’ – Irish Examiner
‘A high recommendation – it’s a beautiful piece of work.’ – Helen Meany (RTÉ Radio Ireland)
Director/designer Judy Hegarty Lovett with actors Stephen Dillane and Conor Lovett, and sound designer/composer Mel Mercier return to The Coronet Theatre joined by the Irish Gamelan Orchestra featuring soloists Nick Roth (saxophone) and Claudia Schwab (violin), with the UK premiere of the second instalment of Beckett’s tripartite novel, How It Is, following the success of Part One in 2018.
In a compelling innovation of form that pushes language to its limits, Beckett has created a work that is as evocative and emotionally charged as it is perplexing.
“The unparalleled Beckett champions” (New York Times) will once again reimagine the intimate auditorium of The Coronet Theatre in this new and ambitious in-the-round staging. How It Is (Part Two) is a unique standalone theatrical experience.
How It Is (Part Two) has recently been nominated for two The Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards: Best Director for Judy Hegarty Lovett and Best Soundscape for Mel Mercier and The Irish Gamelan Orchestra. The awards ceremony will take place on 05 Apr in Dublin.
Praise for How It Is (Part One):
★★★★ ‘An unflinching exploration of identity and narrative voice’- The Stage
★★★★ ‘Brace yourself for an acutely intense, nigh-on spiritual night at the theatre’- Time Out
★★★★★ ‘A flawless conjunction of acting and staging’- Irish Times