About the ArtistLisa Dwan has worked extensively in theatre, film and television both internationally and in her native Ireland. Film credits include; Oliver Twist and John Boorman’s Tailor of Panama and Bhopal – A Prayer for Rain due for release this year. In 2012, she adapted, produced and performed the critically acclaimed one- woman play Beside the Sea at the Southbank Centre and on tour, and starred in Goran Bregović’s new music drama, Margot, Diary Of An Unhappy Queen at the Barbican. Director Walter Asmus was Beckett’s long-time friend and collaborator, assisting him on many of his productions at the Schiller Theater in Berlin and for TV in Stuttgart. His production of Waiting for Godot, which toured extensively internationally, including in 2008 a one-night-only tour of the 32 counties of Ireland, was widely described as the ‘definitive production’.
Founded in 1956, the Royal Court Theatre is Britain’s leading national company dedicated to new work by innovative writers from the UK and around the world. Out of its iconic London building, the Royal Court provides a world class home for pioneering writer-led ideas, producing a minimum of 12 productions a year in its two auditoria, enabling its work to reach the widest possible audiences, with over 40 writers on commission or in workshops each year.
- Location: Emerson/Paramount Mainstage
- Run Time: 60 minutes with no intermission
- Written by: Samuel Beckett
- Performed by: Lisa Dwan
- Directed by: Walter Asmus
- Produced in association with ArKtype / Thomas O. Kriegsmann
- Originally co-produced with the Royal Court Theatre, in association with Cusack Projects Limited