Lessness

Barbican

Lessness

05 Jun 2015 - 08 Jun 2015

£16.00 - N/A

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Leading Irish theatre artist Olwen Fouéré performs a reading of Samuel Beckett’s evocative short prose, simply staged in an intimate setting.

One of the 20th century’s most enigmatic texts, Lessness was published in the same year Beckett won the Nobel Prize in Literature. Comprising 60 sentences that he placed in a container and randomly selected, once and then again, to determine their order, the piece is unpredictable yet surprisingly engaging.

Fouéré, a magnetic performer whose arresting physical presence is matched by her phenomenal vocal technique, has presented and appeared in Beckett’s works since 1976, including as part of the playwright’s centenary festival at the Barbican.

 

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“35 minutes of intensity in which the words flood over you, wearing away at your psyche just as water carves through rock. ”

Lyn Gardner (The Guardian)

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