Krapp's Last Tape

Barbican

Krapp's Last Tape

19 Jun 2015 - 21 Jun 2015

£16.00 - £35.00

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Amid the cacophony of a torrential thunderstorm, an old man prepares to archive his last year on tape, as he has done on the eve of every birthday since he was a youth. Selecting an earlier recording, Krapp listens to his brashly confident younger self and is drawn into a chilling personal dialogue, his despair and isolation laid bare.

Visionary director and visual artist Robert Wilson brings Beckett’s haunting one-man play to the stage in a sharply stylised show described by the Guardian as a ‘masterpiece’.

During a tour de force performance as Beckett’s world-weary figure, Wilson recalls the movement of silent movie greats such as Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin. He holds the audience rapt with every nuanced expression and gesture, set against a ghostly backdrop of shadow and light.
 

 

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“Pushes Krapp... into metaphor... Something akin to naturalism becomes expressionistic, crisp as a graphic novel or film noir. ”

Matt Trueman (What's On Stage, Time Out)

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