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Win tickets to The Royal Court Theatre’s NOT I, FOOTFALLS, ROCKABY in Cambridge, Birmingham or Salford Quays

The Royal Court Theatre’s NOT I, FOOTFALLS, ROCKABY in Cambridge, Birmingham or Salford Quays

Following critically acclaimed sold-out performances at Royal Court Theatre and limited run in London’s West End, the Beckett trilogy performed by Lisa Dwan is embarking on a strictly limited tour.

★★★★★  The Telegraph

★★★★★  The Guardian 

★★★★     The Independent

Beckett’s Not I is an intense monologue, set in a pitch-black space lit by a single beam of light. A disembodied female mouth floats eight feet above the stage and delivers a stream of consciousness, spoken, as Beckett directed, at the speed of thought. Lisa Dwan was tutored in the role by Billie Whitelaw, who originally performed the part at its 1973 UK premiere and was personally coached for the part by Beckett himself.

Rockaby is probably the most famous of Beckett’s last works. It explores loneliness and features a prematurely old woman dressed in an evening gown, sitting on a wooden rocking chair that appears to rock of its own accord. Rockaby was first performed in New York in 1980 starring Billie Whitelaw and then at the National Theatre in 1981.

Footfalls features May, wrapped in tatters, pacing back and forth like a metronome, on a strip of bare landing outside her dying mother’s room. Footfalls was first performed by Billie Whitelaw, for whom the piece had been written, at the Royal Court Theatre as part of the Samuel Beckett Festival, in 1976 directed by Beckett himself.

Cambridge Arts Theatre
6 St Edward's Passage
Cambridge CB2 3PJ
Box Office 01223 503333
(9 – 13 September 2014)

The Studio at Birmingham Rep
Centenary Square,
Broad Street,
Birmingham, B1 2E
Box Office: 0121 236 4455
(16 - 20 September 2014)

The Lowry
Pier 8, Salford Quays
M50 3AZ
Box Office 0843 208 6000
(23 – 27 September 2014)

Competition closing date

Thursday, 28 August 2014 - 11:59pm

Competition prize

To win 1 of 2 pairs of tickets to The Royal Court’s NOT I, FOOTBALLS, ROCKABY in Cambridge, Birmingham or Salford Quays; simply answer the question below:-


Chris Fletcher, Mark Manaton-Graham and Penny Oderberg

Terms and conditions

Prize is valid only for the first performance ( 9th, 16th or 23rd September 2014) at either one of the above venues (Cambridge Arts Theatre, The Studio at Birmingham Rep or The Lowry at Salford Quay). Prize is as stated and cannot be transferred or exchanged. Subject to availability.

This competition is now closed. Congratulations to all our winners!

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