June 2015 · Barbican, London

A month-long season comprising nine theatrical pieces that span almost thirty years of Beckett’s career. Uniting theatre companies from across the world, the Barbican invites you to pick and choose from a range of the artists’ work; from prose and radio plays to immersive experiences and site-specific adventures.

Students can access half-price tickets to selected performances of the season, please see the ‘Ticket Info’ tab of each show page for more information.

Waiting for Godot

Sydney Theatre Company
4–13 June 2015, Theatre
Bickering, joking and musing on the profound, Beckett’s comic duo try to find ways to pass the time; their endurance a reminder of humanity’s talent for resilience. [More]


Olwen Fouéré
5–8 June 2015, Frobisher Auditorium 2
Having placed 60 sentences in a container, Beckett picked them at random to decide their order, creating pioneering and unpredictable prose. Come along to hear it performed live. [More]

Rough for Theatre I and Act Without Words II

12–20 June 2015, Meet at the Advance Box Office
Physical theatre meets promenade tradition in these two shot plays. With one drama wordless, the plays unfold in the Barbican’s unique outdoor environment. [More]

All That Fall

Pan Pan Theatre
10–21 June 2015, The Pit
Sit back and nestle into your rocking chair as recorded words and sounds invite you to experience Beckett’s first radio play, staged in a chamber of ambient lights. [More]

Honouring Intentions: The Director and Beckett

13 June 2015, Frobisher Auditorium 1
Directors from across the season come together for a panel discussion in which we explore and discuss the role of the director in the staging of Beckett’s work. [More]

Krapp’s Last Tape

Robert Wilson
19–21 June 2015, Barbican Theatre
Echoing silent movie tradition, Robert Wilson brings this haunting one-man play to the stage, laying bare Beckett’s protagonist’s despair and isolation. [More]

You can read more about the Barbican’s upcoming Beckett events by visiting their website.

Posted by:Rhys Tranter

Rhys Tranter is a writer based in Cardiff, Wales, UK. He is the author of Beckett's Late Stage (2018), and his work has appeared in the Times Literary Supplement, The Spectator, and a number of books and periodicals. He holds a BA, MA, and a PhD in English Literature. His website RhysTranter.com is a personal journal offering commentary and analysis across literature, film, music, and the arts.

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