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Rough for Radio II
Festival Beckett Unbound

  • Friday 7 June 2024
  • 5pm
  • Admission free
  • Centre Culturel Irlandais

reservation recommended

in English

45 mins

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Rough for Radio II is a radio play by Beckett written in French as Pochade radiophonique and first published in 1975. Beckett translated the work into English shortly before its BBC Radio 3 broadcast on his birthday (13th April 1976), in which Martin Esslin directed Harold Pinter, Billie Whitelaw and Patrick Magee.

This festival version is recorded in situ by inmates of HM Prison Liverpool (formerly Walton Gaol), directed by Vincent Higgins in collaboration with Simon Ruding (TiPP). A panel discussion follows this presentation of the recorded work.

Director: Vincent Higgins
Producer: Simon Ruding (TiPP)
Actors: Orla Charlton with inmates of HMP Liverpool
Audio Recording: Nick Roth