Venue: Bristol Old Vic (Studio)
Performance Time: 19:30
Matinee performances on Thursdays and Saturdays at 2.30pm
Performance Duration: 2:00
Full Price: £20.00
Concession Price: £16.00
Box Office Phone Number: 01179877877
Two plays by two giants of 20th century theatre
Directed by Simon Godwin
Designed by Mike Britton
This spring, Bristol Old Vic invite you to witness a major theatrical event - two short plays by Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter in a rare pairing that brings together two of the most influential writers of the twentieth century.
After his triumphant productions of Faith Healer and Far Away, Bristol Old Vic and Royal Court Associate Director Simon Godwin will direct Pinter's A Kind of Alaska and Beckett's Krapp's Last Tape; plays that explore memory, healing and the sensation of time.
A KIND OF ALASKA
Deborah wakes after 29 comatose years to a reality she cannot accept, relationships she does not remember and a body she no longer knows. In this brief awakening, she begins to understand that she has spent the prime of her life like this, trapped within a waking sleep.
KRAPP'S LAST TAPE
On his birthday, a sixty-nine year old Krapp listens to a recording of his younger self. But, after a life of failure, withdrawal and physical decline, the youthful idealism that confronts him makes the passing of time even more acute.
Two great plays that open compelling and tender dialogues between past and present.
Join us for an evening of sublime mystery.
"The writing is blessed with delicate precision."
The Telegraph on A Kind of Alaska
"Samuel Beckett's merciless, miniature masterpiece."
The Guardian on Krapp's Last Tape
Bristol Old Vic (Studio)
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