Event Category: Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival

Beckett | Poems

Beckett | Poems

“if you do not love me I shall not be loved if I do not love you I shall not love” In a very rare opportunity, some of Samuel Beckett’s most renowned “love poems” are given a performed reading by the near-legendary actor Tom Hickey, […]

United by words: Celebrating Ireland’s borderland literary greats

United by words: Celebrating Ireland’s borderland literary greats

Ireland’s border counties are associated with three Nobel Prize-winning literary greats and many other giants of the written word. David Roy spoke to professional arts curators Sean Doran and Liam Browne about their plans to highlight our ‘northern literary lands’ Seamus Heaney, Samuel Beckett, Patrick […]

Forget the Wild Atlantic Way: here are the Northern Literary Lands

Forget the Wild Atlantic Way: here are the Northern Literary Lands

Festival Artistic Directors Seán Doran and Liam Browne speak to The Irish Times about new initiative, Arts Over Borders, honouring the remarkable literary lineage of Ireland’s 11 Border counties. The flow of ideas from Seán Doran and Liam Browne is so fast that it can be hard […]

Enniskillen Beckett Festival Returns For 2017

Enniskillen Beckett Festival Returns For 2017

This Happy Days comes on the back of our successful Beckett festival in Paris, and henceforth the two festivals will work in tandem together. There’s the return of old favourites such as the Schubertiade and Precious Little concerts, the morning boat rides out to islands […]

Catastrophe by Samuel Beckett

Catastrophe by Samuel Beckett

12PM & 5PM £5 Sunday 3 September VENUE: CLINTON CENTRE, BELMORE STREE Directed by Adrian Dunbar and featuring Frank McCusker, Dylan Quinn and Orla Charlton. Catastrophe (1982) is a one-act play originally written in French, then translated into English by the author. The play was premiered […]

Catastrophe by Samuel Beckett

Catastrophe by Samuel Beckett

12PM & 5PM £5 Saturday 2 September VENUE: CLINTON CENTRE, BELMORE STREET Directed by Adrian Dunbar and featuring Frank McCusker, Dylan Quinn and Orla Charlton. Catastrophe (1982) is a one-act play originally written in French, then translated into English by the author. The play was premiered […]

Life, Death and Beyond with Raymond Tallis and Mark O’Connell

Life, Death and Beyond with Raymond Tallis and Mark O’Connell

2PM £5 Sunday 3 September Enniskillen Royal Grammar School Raymond Tallis and Mark O’Connell with Carlo Gebler Raymond Tallis is a writer, philosopher and former professor of geriatric medicine. In his latest book, The Black Mirror: Fragments from an Obituary of Life he contemplates his […]

From An Abandoned Work

From An Abandoned Work

10AM & 11AM £6 (price includes bus) Sunday 3 September Enniskillen Castle (carpark pick-up) Directed by Netia Jones Short prose piece by Beckett ‘Up bright and early that day, I was young then, feeling awful, and out, mother hanging out of the window in her […]

To The Islands

To The Islands

8AM (Boat Departs From The Round ‘O’) £8 Saturday 2 (Anna Nygh) & Sunday 3 (Adrian Dunbar)  September Enniskillen, The Round ‘O’ Early Morning Readings An early morning boat journey on Lough Erne, alighting on a different island each day where one of the Festival artists […]

Beckett | Poems

Beckett | Poems

8PM £6 Saturday 2 September Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen A Performed “Reading” Devised & Directed by Alan Gilsenan “if you do not love me I shall not be loved if I do not love you I shall not love” In a very rare opportunity, some of […]