A trilogy of Samuel Beckett plays performed by actress Lisa Dwan, will transfer from London's Royal Court Theatre to the West End. Performances of Not I, Footfalls and Rockaby will begin February 3, 2014 at the Duchess Theatre. Directed by long-time Beckett collaborator, Walter Asmus, the pieces will play a limited run through February 17, before touring the U.K. in fall 2014. International dates will be announced in due course.
Not I is a monologue set in a black space where a disembodied female mouth floats above the stage and delivers a stream of consciousness. Footfalls features the distant voice of ‘Mother’ and May who paces back and forth on a bare strip of floor. Rockaby explores loneliness and features a prematurely old woman dressed in an evening gown, sitting on a wooden rocking chair that appears to rock of its own accord.
Dwan has been performing Beckett since 2005, beginning with Not I at Battersea Arts Center. Her theatrical credits include Beside the Sea, Margot, Diary of An Unhappy Queen and Illusions. Her film credits include Not I, The Engagement and Disney’s Oliver Twist.