Cast & Creatives
Bush Moukarzel and Ben Kidd
A writer in the resistance, a siege in the room –
Disembodied voices haunt the stage
To shed light on a vanishing world
From 19 September 2019
A play without performers, Beckett’s Room tells the story of the apartment in Paris where Samuel Beckett lived with his partner Suzanne during the Second World War. A story of Art and Resistance, the audience listen through headphones and gaze upon a spectacle of absence – the absence of bodies on stage focuses us more intently on their stories, on the world changing around us, and changed by us.
From the makers of LIPPY, Chekhov’s First Play and Hamnet, this is the biography of a room, and an invitation to bear witness to a world as it disappears.
A Dead Centre and Gate Theatre Co-Production
We ask that patrons with mobility issues please book directly through our Box Office on 01 874 4045.
Previews: from Thurs 19th September 2019
Opening Night: Wed 23 September 2019
Matinees: Select Saturdays – 2.30pm
Evenings: Mon to Sat – 7.30pm
Tickets: from €15
Running Time: 75 Minutes (est.)
Age Guidance: Beckett’s Room is recommended for audiences aged 14+. Read about the Gate Theatre’s Age Policy here.
Dead Centre was founded by Bush Moukarzel and Ben Kidd in 2012. Their first project, Souvenir, was created for the Dublin Fringe in 2012 and later toured to London, New York, Brisbane and Seoul. LIPPY premiered at the Dublin Fringe in 2013 and has since travelled around the world, including to Berlin, New York and the Young Vic in London. It has won multiple awards, including the Irish Times Theatre Award for Best Production, two OBIE Awards, and a Fringe First. Chekhov’s First Play premiered in 2015 at the Dublin Theatre Festival, and has toured throughout the world, including to Russia, France, Germany, London, Hong Kong and Amsterdam. Hamnet premiered at the Schaubühne, Berlin, and opened at the Dublin Theatre Festival in 2017. It has since toured worldwide including to London, Hong Kong, Boston and Berlin. Their most recent production, Shakespeare’s Last Play, premiered at the Schaubühne in 2018.
Group discounts are available for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday performances. If you would like to arrange for a large group (10 or more) to attend an upcoming performance at the Gate, contact us directly on 01 874 4045 or email email@example.com.
Beckett’s Room is part of Dublin Theatre Festival 2019. Dublin Theatre Festival is an annual event that brings together artists, theatre-makers and audiences from Ireland and around the world. Learn More.