Royal Court Beckett trilogy transfers to the Duchess Theatre
The critically acclaimed trilogy of Samuel Beckett plays performed by Lisa Dawn is to transfer to the West End following a second sold-out run at the Royal Court. The three plays that make up the trilogy are Not I, Rockaby and Footfalls. They all run at the Royal Court theatre from 9 to 18 January 2014, and will play a two-week run at the Duchess Theatre from 3 to 15 February. It was also announced that all tickets for the West End run would be sold at the standard Royal Court ticket prices of between £12 and £25.
Directed by Beckett's long-time collaborator, Walter Asmus, the trilogy will also tour to the Cambridge Arts Theatre, Birmingham Repertory Theatre and The Lowry, Salford in autumn 2014, with international dates soon to be announced.
The Duchess Theatre is owned and run by Nimax and its chief executive Nica Burns announced that she is ‘delighted to enable all the audiences who could not get tickets at the Royal Court to experience Lisa Dwan's outstanding performance of these wonderful Beckett short plays. The delightfully intimate and atmospheric Duchess Theatre could not be a more perfect space to see the plays in the West End.’
Royal Court artistic director Vicky Featherstone responded by stating that, ‘In a visionary move and one which reminds us there is passion and integrity in our West End, Nica Burns and Nimax are opening up this extraordinary piece of theatre to a wider audience. That they are doing this and keeping tickets at Royal Court prices for a limited residency, makes me deeply proud and inspired to be in partnership with them.’
Not I, Rockaby and Footfalls run at the Duchess Theatre from 3 to 15 February. Due to the extremely limited run, tickets will be in big demand so get booking soon!