“Technically it’s superb. intellectually it’s devastating. emotionally it’s searing.”

Independent on Sunday

 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. The biography of a room, and an invitation to bear witness to a world as it disappears.

Produced in co-production with the Gate Theatre. Presented as part of Dublin Theatre Festival. Supported by the Arts Council

Co-commissioned by Irish Arts Center and Warwick Arts Centre. Supported by the Goethe Institute and Dublin City Council. Development supported by Trinity Creative Challenge and the National Theatre Studio

BECKETT’S ROOM premiered on September 23 2019 at the Gate Theatre, Dublin.

For touring information, please contact info@deadcentre.org


Set and Puppetry Design Andrew Clancy
Puppetry Creation Eugenia Genunchi, Ciaràn Bonner, Jason Lambert

Puppeteers Eugenia Genunchi, Ciaràn Bonner, Jason Lambert, Justine Cooper

Voices  Viviane De Muynck, Valentijn Dhaenens, Christoph Gawenda, Brian Gleeson, Moritz Gottwald, Barbara Probst, Laurence Roothooft

Stage Manager Mags Mulvey
Lighting Design Stephen Dodd
Sound Design Kevin Gleeson
Video Designer José Miguel Jimenez
Sound Design Assistant Jenny O’Malley
Design Assistant Florentina Burcea

Text Dead Centre and Mark O'Halloran 
Dramaturg Nicholas Johnson
Translation / Assistant Dramaturgs Peter Krauch & Céline Thobois

Direction Bush Moukarzel and Ben Kidd
Producer Aisling Ormonde