The CCI is delighted to partner the Dublin Theatre Festival for this on-line streaming of Samuel Beckett’s towering novel How It Is reimagined for film by the eminent theatre company Gare St Lazare Ireland. How It Is charts a journey undertaken by turns alone and accompanied. Time and space are fragmented and juxtaposed in one of the most eloquent and exquisite texts of the Beckett canon, continuing the company’s critically acclaimed and award-winning exploration and illumination of Beckett’s prose texts. Gare St Lazare continually seeks out new ways for audiences to experience Beckett’s prose by jumping genres – from novel to stage and now, from stage to screen. This durational piece of almost six hours is a first-time opportunity for an audience to experience the work in one sitting.
Judy Hegarty Lovett, in her 25th Beckett production, directs actors Conor Lovett and Stephen Dillane (Game of Thrones, The Crown) and sound designer/composer Mel Mercier with The Irish Gamelan Orchestra, MÓNCKK and tenor Mark Padmore, in a stunning marriage of words, music and visuals amid the setting of the Everyman Theatre, one of Ireland’s most venerable venues.
’The unparalleled Beckett champions.’ (The New York Times)
Presented in association with The Everyman, Cork, The Coronet Theatre, London, Dublin Theatre Festival, the Abbey Theatre, Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny and.
Funded by the Arts Council and Culture Ireland.