By Samuel Beckett
Director Eamon Flack

  • Venue Downstairs Theatre
  • Dates 15 April – 9 May 2010

    Winner of one 2011 Green Room Award
    Best Male Actor (Robert Menzies)

    In 2004 it was The Fever with John Gaden. In 2010 we’ve carved out a special niche for Samuel Beckett’s extraordinary story The End, with the great Robert Menzies.

    A lonely soul is ejected from the comfort of an asylum, so he spends his days wandering the city and the countryside, waiting for his existence to come to some kind of conclusion. His life has failed, he’s beyond loneliness and destitution. He ekes out the final small pleasures of living until there is nothing left but to drift away.

    Beckett’s particular magic is to show us the special beauty and humour of fullblown existential sadness. The End is a concentrated display of that magic. He rakes through the ashes of a totally ruined life in search of a spark of glory, and finds it. Eamon Flack makes his Company B debut with this exquisite parable about the brilliant idea that there’s no such thing as a redundant human being.


    By Samuel Beckett
    Director Eamon Flack
    Lighting Designer Teegan Lee
    Stage Manager Luke McGettigan


    Robert Menzies

    Production images by Heidrun Lohr


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