COLIN SALMON: TEXTS FOR NOTHING : 2018 BECKETT READER IN RESIDENCE
COLIN SALMON: Texts For Nothing
2018 BECKETT READER IN RESIDENCE
TEXTS FOR NOTHING NO.9
LOCATION: PSNI Enniskillen Police Station
DATE: Friday 3rd August, 9pm
TEXT FOR NOTHING NO. 12
This event precedes Wintereise by Franz Schubert,
details below, and is included in the price
LOCATION: St. Macartin’s Cathedral
DATE: Sunday 5th AUGUST, 3.30pm
TICKETS: included as prelude to Winterreise £15
Most people don’t want to linger in a police station. Not so those looking to book at ticket at the Beckett festival.
If you like to tempt fate or are exhilarated by a lucky escape, then this event is for you. In 2013 the Happy Days Beckett Festival presented the first ever arts event inside a PSNI station as an experiential way of heightening the tension and uncertainty latent in the writer’s short stories.
Northern Irish actor Ian McElhinney read two short prose pieces by Samuel Beckett that had everyone scratching their heads. The Festival returns for its second ever event in the Enniskillen PSNI and this year English screen actor Colin Salmon is giving the reading.
An audience of 40 brave citizens will be escorted as a group through the immense iron fortress gates by the PSNI and momentarily incarcerated within the bowels of the compound in readiness for the Beckett short story at 9pm on August 3rd. When the reading is over and the audience released – from Beckett as well as the PSNI – it will be dark. Not quite the short story experience before bedtime that we all remember but an unforgettable experience for the lucky few who book their tickets early.
Colin Salmon has been a star of film and television since his big break playing opposite Helen Mirren in Prime Suspect in 1992. Further success followed with Soldier Soldier and Colin appeared in three Bond movies, Tomorrow Never Dies,The World Is Not Enough and Die Another Day. Colin has since mixed TV and film roles, ranging from Doctor Who and The No. 1. Ladies Detective Agency to lead characters in blockbuster films such as Alien Versus Predator and Resident Evil. Colin was one of the contestants in Strictly Come Dancing in 2012. He currently plays General Zod in the Syfy series Krypton.