A Singing Swan production co-produced by VideoCabaret with the support of Theatre Passe Muraille

Press Release

After a sold out run and two sold out extensions in 2018, Award Winning Actor, Bob Nasmith is back, tackling Samuel Beckett for a remount of Singing Swan and VideoCabaret’s critically acclaimed production of Krapp’s Last Tape October 4-21 at Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace.

On his birthday, Krapp records a reel-to-reel tape of annual reminiscences, and forces himself to review a long life and face the diminishing future. Beckett’s rare mix of humour and tragedy are incarnated by iconic Canadian actor Bob Nasmith, founding member of VideoCabaret, Emeritus Board Member of Theatre Passe Muraille and recent recipient of the Toronto Theatre Critics Lifetime Achievement Award.

“Nasmith’s performance is exquisite – the pathos not overplayed, the humour stinging but still funny.” (★★★★ K. Nestruck- The Globe and Mail)

Directed by Mac Fyfe (Stratford Festival, Canadian Stage), delicately sound designed by VideoCabaret alumni Andrew Dollar and produced by Indie whiz brain, Claire Burns (Storefront Theatre, Toronto Fringe), tickets for this remount are bound to go quickly. “Nasmith’s performance is pitch-perfect, capturing the layers of regret, bemused self-loathing and stubborn resilience that make up the character” (★★★1/2 Karen Fricker- The Toronto Star)

“Krapp’s Last Tape” is presented by special agreement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

Production Details

Written by Samuel Beckett
Performed by Bob Nasmith
Directed by Mac Fyfe
Production Manager, Stage Manager
And Sound Design by Andrew Dollar
Set & Lighting Design by Chris Clifford
Costume Design by Angela Thomas
Produced by Claire Burns, Bob Nasmith, VideoCabaret

4-21 October
Tuesday-Saturday 7:30PM
Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday 2PM (pwyc Sundays)

Tickets available at passemuraille.ca

Update Listings:

October 4-21
Evening shows at 7:30pm
Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday Matinees at 2pm
Sunday Matinees PWYC
Opening Night October 4th at 7:30pm
Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace, 16 Ryerson

TICKET PRICES (all prices include HST)

General Admission: $30.00
Arts Workers/Seniors/Students $20.00
PWYC Tickets Available at the door for Sunday Matinees


By Phone: 416.504.7529.
Online: passemuraille.ca
In Person: The Arts Box Office located at 16 Ryerson Avenue is open Wednesday-Friday from 3p-730pm, Saturday from 12p-730p and from 12p-230p and one hour before the show.

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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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