This new production of Krapp's Last Tape by Samuel Beckett, starring Crediton local Philip Robinson, comes 60 years after it's first performance. Throughout 2018 this 'one act one man' tragicomedy
This new production of Krapp’s Last Tape by Samuel Beckett, starring Crediton local Philip Robinson, comes 60 years after it’s first performance. Throughout 2018 this ‘one act one man’ tragicomedy play is being staged, not in theatres, but in living rooms in houses across the UK, Scandinavia and Europe. This evening is an opportunity to experience Krapp in the bookshop.
Beckett’s Krapp’s Last Tape is the closest to everyday reality of all his plays: perhaps his most moving, his most haunting. Written 60 years ago the play is even more relevant now, as we live in a time of constant and pervasive self-documentation, on our phones, on social media. “Krapp” is an uncanny premonition of this tendency to record everything. Can a person change? Do the lies we tell ourselves reveal our true self? Is life lived or just remembered?
A unique opportunity to see Beckett’s most realistic and accessible play, with pre-show director talk by Polly Whitfield.
(Thursday) 7:30 pm
Crediton Community Bookshop
21 High Street, Crediton, Devon EX17 3AH