NOT I & PAS MOI by Samuel Beckett

NOT I & PAS MOI by Samuel Beckett

Sat 4th, Sun 5th August 2018
Ardhowen Theatre by the Lake , Enniskillen, Fermanagh
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NOT I & PAS MOI by Samuel Beckett

MOUTH: Clara Simpson

LOCATION: Ardhowen Theatre by the Lake, Enniskillen

Saturday 4th August, 2pm
Sunday 5th August, 12.30pm


DURATION: 30 mins

This acclaimed production, which premiered at Happy Days’ Paris Beckett Festival (2016), features a first ever back-to-back performance of Beckett’s Not I and its French-language version, Pas Moi by the award-winning French-based, Irish actress Clara Simpson.   In 2010 in a Corn Exchange production Clara played Winnie in Happy Days directed by Annie Ryan,.

Not I is a haunting piece, a sonic masterpiece, in which an unnamed woman, visible only by her mouth, reflects on her life in a torrent of words.  To hear Beckett’s two languages side by side in one sitting with, as Clara puts it, ‘no transition , one language weaving into the other, to become a single piece’ is as intense and mind-blowing a thirty minutes as you will experience in a theatre.

Previous Festival Not I productions included Lisa Dwan at Portora Royal School (Beckett’s School) in 2012 and the Marble Arch Caves as part of the INFERNO triptych in 2013.