Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Theatre: Not I, Footfalls, Rockaby

by Samuel Beckett
Royal Court Theatre
Directed by Walter Asmus
Designed by Alex Eales
Lighting designer James Farncombe
Sound designer David McSeveney
Performed by Lisa Dwan
STC Studio
Until February 20


Not I, Footfalls, Rockaby consists of three short pieces performed by the Irish actor, Lisa Dwan. It is exemplary theatre art, and an intense sensory experience.
Not for everyone, perhaps. Certainly not for the woman behind me who celebrated its conclusion with a hissed “Thank God for that” (she had been whispering, not always quietly, to her companion throughout, mind you, and needs to take a good, hard look at herself).
Not I, Footfalls, Rockaby is a dark diamond in the heart of our festival season. Its stillness and silence are eloquent among the bells and whistles.

Link here to the complete review in The West Australian

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