Arts Over Borders presents Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival
- 05 Aug
Arts Over Borders presents the 6th Beckett Festival with its uniquely adventurous mix of site-specific events in our landscape, world class song in our churches and its engaging talks and discussions on a wide range of themes for everyone to enjoy. The festival will take place across Fermanagh, Omagh and Cavan.
With more than 30 events of Irish and world premieres, the Festival will feature performances including back to back English and French premiere of ‘Not I/Pas Moi’ by Beckett and special readings of Beckett’s prose with celebrity actors.
The 2018 Beckett Reader in Residence at the festival is stage and screen actor Colin Salmon, while Enniskillen natives Line of Duty star Adrian Dunbar and actor and author Ciaran McMenamin will offer rare readings of some of Beckett’s short prose works at St. Michael’s Crypt (3-5 August).
Theatrical performances of Beckett’s work include the powerfully insinuated political drama What Where (2-5 August), The Old Tune (1, 3, 4 and 6 August) exploring two men living on the margins of society and Not I & Pas Moi (4-5 August) in which an unnamed woman, visible only by her mouth, reflects on her life in a torrent of words.
Samuel Beckett’s love for music is acknowledged with mezzo soprano Christianna Stottijn performing the traditionally male role of Winterreise (5 August) by Franz Schubert, a French Song Recital with a programme including Ravel and Debussy (4 August) and internationally acclaimed cabaret and vaudeville artist Camille O’Sullivan performing in English and French on 3 August.
The last event for the festival - Sir Anthony Gormley’s Tree for ‘Waiting for Godot’ on the border of Fermanagh and Cavan, (18-19 August)
For full details of events see www.artsoverborders.com
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