Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord FRAGMENTS (France)

14/02/2009 - 22/02/2009

Two of the world’s greatest theatre-makers come together in this exceptional theatre production featuring a stellar international cast.

The ‘fragments’ are four rarely-performed plays and a poem by Samuel Beckett – Rough for Theatre I, Rockaby, Act Without Words II, Neither and Come and Go – directed by revered theatrical producer and director Peter Brook. The monologues, duos and trios reflect themes Beckett raises in his best-known plays – the search for truth, the futility of human existence, the opposition of hope and despair.

Superlative performances from the three actors, all of whom have links with the internationally-renowned Complicite Theatre, have enthralled audiences from Europe to the US.

This is pure theatre brought back to basics. The result is restrained, humorous and effortlessly moving.

Director Peter Brook Artistic Collaborator Marie-Hélène Estienne with Hayley Carmichael, Antonio Gil Martinez and César Sarachu

PERTH
Perth International Arts Festival
Octagon Theatre, UWA
14-22 February 2009