The theatre programme of the Kilkenny Arts Festival continues this evening with the opening of Samuel Beckett’s Krapp’s Last Tape in the Parade Tower at 6pm.
As my favourite Beckett play, Krapp’s Last Tape probably would have been my highlight of the theatre programme for the festival. But then again, the little matter of a theatrical giant called Peter Brook stomping into town next weekend put paid to that. Nonetheless, this is one I’m very much looking forward to.
A haunting and humorous rumination on memory, love and loss, Krapp’s Last Tape will be performed by Fergus Cronin in a production from Galway based company Moving Still. It will also run tomorrow, Sunday 9th and next weekend on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th August, again in the Parade Tower.
The theatre strand of the festival kicked off last night with the stunning Lucia’s Chapters from Mabou Mines. And you can read my review of it here. Myself and Ken are covering the Arts Festival over on KilkennyArts.ie for the next 10 days so keep an eye on that website for all news, reviews and bits and bobs. All theatrical previews will be covered on this site, so do keep an eye on us as well.