The West Cork Fit-Up Theatre Festival presents “End of Day” this summer on Heir Island!
Written by Samuel Beckett, performed by Denis Conway, and directed by Conall Morrison, “End of Day” is a one-man show taken from the book “Beginning to End”. It is comprised of excerpts from Beckett’s fiction, plays and poetry.
Originally devised by Jack MacGowran with assistance from Beckett, it was first performed for the BBC programme, “Monitor”, in 1965. MacGowran subsequently performed the show around the world!
“People find Beckett morose,” he once said, “I find him so funny.” This new production was originally commissioned by “Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival 2016” and provides audiences a rare opportunity to enjoy, in one show, some of Beckett’s most profound and entertaining work.
Running time is 45 minutes with no interval. Age Suitability is 14+
Seating begins at 7:30 pm and the show starts at 8:30pm in the Island Cottage Gallery on Heir Island.
A ferry from Cunnamore leaves at 20.00 (8pm), returning after the performance. Special discounted rates apply (€3.00 adults, €1.50 child/oap).
More on Denis Conway:
Denis is one of Ireland’s leading stage actors and was awarded the Irish Times theatre award for best actor on two occasions. For his performance of Richard in Shakespeare’s ‘Richard III’ at the Samuel Beckett Theatre and The Irishman in Tom Murphy’s, ‘The Gigli Concert’ for Druid Theatre Company. He was nominated as Best supporting Actor for his performance as Mitch in Tennessee Williams’ ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ at the Gate Theatre.