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Friday 27 March 2015

Getting in the rhythm for Beckett: Conor Lovett Q&A

The Cork-born actor (right) is one of the stars of Waiting For Godot at the Lyric Theatre

Conor Lovett
Conor Lovett

Q What are you doing right now?

A I've just been for a costume fitting for a biopic of Charles Haughey I'm filming for TV. I play Jim Tunney.

Q What's Waiting for Godot about then?

A  It's about two guys waiting for someone with whom they have an appointment. He tells them to meet at a tree in the evening before night falls. And so they wait there for him.

Q What's your role in the play?

A I play the character of Vladimir. With Beckett's work... it's more about getting the rhythms right.

Q What are you looking forward to most in this year's festival?

A One of the beauties of festivals is that there's a chance to see each other's work and meet other artists.

Q Do you have any superstitions about going on stage?

A I just try to be warmed up physically and vocally.

Q What's your desert island book?

A The Beckett Trilogy – Molloy, Malone Dies and The Unnamable.

Waiting for Godot runs at the Lyric Theatre until Wednesday.

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