Dead Centre and Gate Theatre, Ireland

Beckett's Room

by Dead Centre with Mark O'Halloran

A play without performers, Beckett's Room tells the story of the apartment in Paris where Samuel Beckett lived with his partner Suzanne during the Second World War. A story of Art and Resistance, the audience listen through headphones and gaze upon a spectacle of absence - the absence of bodies on stage focuses us more intently on their stories, on the world changing around us, and changed by us.

From the makers of LIPPY, Chekhov’s First Play and Hamnet, this is the biography of a room, and an invitation to bear witness to a world as it disappears.

Performed in English, French and German, with English surtitles.

Supported by the Goethe-Institut Ireland,
Irish Arts Center and Warwick Arts Centre.

This production is funded by the Arts Council.

Directed by Bush Moukarzel and Ben Kidd
Voice Cast:
Valentijn Dhaenens, Christoph Gawenda, Brian Gleeson, Moritz Gottwald, Viviane De Muynck, Barbara Probst and Laurence Roothooft
Nicholas Johnson
French Translator and Assistant Dramaturg:
Céline Thobois
German Translator and Assistant Dramaturg:
Peter Krauch
Set Design:
Andrew Clancy
Lighting Design:
Stephen Dodd
Sound Design:
Kevin Gleeson
Video Design:
José Miguel Jiménez
Design Assistant:
Florentina Burcea


Gate Theatre


24–26 Sept, 7.30pm
27 & 28 Sept, 2.30pm & 7.30pm




75 mins. No interval.