From 28th January to 16th February the Exeter Bikeshed theatre is the home of a three-week festival inspired by Samuel Beckett.
There will be performances, workshops, talks and discussions all focussing on Beckett’s plays and new works inspired by his style.
The centerpiece of the festival is one of his most famous works, Endgame. A depiction of an uncompromising relationship, laid out in ruthlessly beautiful poetry and image. Directed by Anthony Richards, Endgame features some of the best seasoned local performers, Philip Robinson, David Watkins, Jan Hookway and Eddie Holden. There are also performances of other Beckett works.
Other highlights include Waiting for Waiting for Godot, a new play about the old play from Jamie Ruther and Ben Crowden, Exeter College students’ The Dream project made in response to Beckett’s work and Clyst Vale Colleges’ production of Berkoff’s play The Trial. In the back of a car parked in Princesshay, Backseat theatre will be presenting a performance of “In-car entertainment to delight your senses”
There are also workshops for performers, writers and other theatre makers, together with a number of expert-chaired discussion sessions and films.
The festival has been created by The Uncommonplayers in association with Exeter Bikeshed Theatre, and the Bikeshed bar will be transformed into Beckett’s Snug bar for the three weeks and feature a number of live interactive installations.
For more information and tickets head to www.bikeshedtheatre.co.uk/winterwarmed