No's Knife

The Old Vic, London
No's Knife
The Old Vic, London
Our Review 3 / 5

‘Where would I go, if I could go, who would I be, if I could be, what would I say, if I had a voice, who says this, saying it’s me?’

The world premiere of No’s Knife sees Samuel Beckett, a titan of theatrical writing, exploring the powerful resilience to stay alive. Hard on the heels of a sold-out international tour of the Beckett Trilogy, Lisa Dwan presents a fresh and penetrating interpretation of this monologue. Recognised as modern theatre’s foremost adaptor of Beckett’s work, Lisa brings her unexpected and compelling voice to these hitherto unperformed writings.



Previews from |
29th September 2016
Opening date |
3rd October 2016
Booking from |
15th October 2016
Available until |
15th October 2016
Closes |
15th October 2016
Categories |
Samuel Beckett
The Old Vic Theatre
Cast list:
Lisa Dwan

The Old Vic Venue Information

The Old Vic, 103 The Cut, London, SE1 8NB
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Our Review of No's Knife


Samuel Beckett -- the great, late poet and playwright of existential angst and life's endless futility -- is regularly produced on London stages, with such plays as Waiting for Godot, Happy Days Endgame and Krapp's Last Tape turning up frequently. But "new" Beckett is far rarer, especially given that he died in 1989, aged 83. But in a poetic irony that he would surely appreciate, he is living on beyond the grave, even as his work anticipates annihilation. Read more

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