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Krapp’s Last Tape
OPEN 25/01/2022 - 29/01/2022
Venue Name: Tower Theatre
Venue Postcode: N167HR
Credits: Samuel Beckett
Box Office phone number: 02073531700
Societies: Tower Theatre Company
In Samuel Beckett’s critically acclaimed play, an aging man, who lives a lonely and shabby existence in a darkened room, listens to a taped recording of himself as a younger man.
In his 69th year, Krapp takes out a bottle of wine, a banana and his tape recorder, and he listens as his own voice from the past recounts the glories and hopes of himself at 39. Beckett imaginatively understands the implications of tape-recording at a time when that technology for private individuals was in its infancy in a story about family and boundless friendship, stretching through territory, language and species.
After each performance there will be a short interval and then director Robert Pennant Jones will review 60 years of Beckett at the Tower and play a filmed extract from Beckett’s 1955 novel Molloy called Stones.
We want our audiences to feel as safe as possible when visiting the Tower Theatre and so for the time being all our performances will be socially-distanced. This means we will operate with reduced capacity, spaced seating and our Front-of-House volunteers will wear face coverings. Audience members are also required to wear masks unless they are exempt.