Beckett Triple Bill

Trevor Nunn directs three of Samuel Beckett's finest short plays - as funny as they are poignant. Krapp's Last Tape / Eh Joe / The Old Tune.
Beckett Triple Bill at Jermyn Street Theatre

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Genre: Drama
Venue: Jermyn Street Theatre
Starts: Wednesday 15 January 2020
Closes: Saturday 8 February 2020
Running time:2 hrs 15 mins
Age suitability: Not available

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Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot changed the shape of European theatre.

His other plays include Endgame and Happy Days, and he won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1969.

Trevor Nunn was Artistic Director of the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company.

At Jermyn Street Theatre he directed the acclaimed stage premiere of Beckett's All That Fall.

James Hayes began his career in Laurence Olivier's company and has appeared in more National Theatre productions than any living actor.

Lisa Dwan has performed Beckett's work at the Royal Court Theatre, West End, the Barbican Centre and the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Niall Buggy won an Olivier Award for Dead Funny and played Henry Sellers in Channel 4's Father Ted.

David Threlfall is best known for starring as Frank Gallagher in Channel 4's Shameless.


“The new light above my table is a great improvement.

With all this darkness around me I feel less alone … In a way.”

Trevor Nunn directs three of Samuel Beckett's finest short plays - as funny as they are poignant.

In Krapp's Last Tape, starring James Hayes, Krapp prepares to celebrate his 69th birthday by recording his annual tape.

But first, Krapp pulls out an old tape recording, made on his 39th birthday - a recording which recalls an even earlier tape, made in Krapp's youth.

Eh Joe features the voice of the celebrated Beckett specialist, Lisa Dwan, as she provokes and jokes with the ageing Joe, played by Irish film and theatre star, Niall Buggy.

The Old Tune is a rarely performed gem, adapted by Beckett from a radio play by Robert Pinget.

With echoes of Waiting for Godot, two elderly men sit on a bench and reminisce.

But are their memories playing tricks?

Starring Niall Buggy and David Threlfall.

These three plays demonstrate Beckett's remarkable range, inventiveness, and wit.

A must-see event.

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Previews from:Wednesday 15 January 2020

Press night:Friday 17 January 2020

Closes:Saturday 8 February 2020

Performance days & times


Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm



Tuesday - 3-30pm

Saturday - 3-30pm





The HALF - tickets £25.00 (£21.00 concessions) if BOOKED before 15th December 2019.

The QUARTER - tickets £28.00 (£24.00 concessions) when BOOKED between 16th December 2019 and 14th January 2020.

BEGINNERS - tickets £31.00 (£27.00 concessions) when BOOKED after 15th January 2020.

5@5 Every day at 5pm - 5 tickets will be sold - subject to availability - bookable only in person at box office or by telephone.

To be eligible, you must be under 30 or a member of Equity, proof of either required.

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Niall Buggy

Lisa Dwan

James Hayes

David Threlfall


Author: Samuel Beckett
Director: Trevor Nunn
Designer: Louie Whitemore
Lighting: William Reynolds
Sound: Max Pappenheim

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