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The real Beckett is given centre stage

Beckett's Last Act Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast Wednesday, June 1-2, 8pm

By Grania McFadden

Mora Grey worked alongside Samuel Beckett at the Royal Court Theatre in the Seventies. In this drama - based on a true story, Beckett is troubled by the latest production of 'Krapp's Last Tape' in which Albert Finney plays the title role.

 It's the day of the first performance, and Beckett is prowling around the theatre. His looming presence disturbs the director, designer, the wardrobe mistress and the actor, leading to unexpected and tragic events.

For details, contact the box office, tel: 028 9024 2338

Northern Star, Rough Magic

Lyric Theatre, Belfast until Sunday, 7.45pm

United Irishman Henry Joy McCracken, played by Paul Mallon, is examining the reasons for the failure of the 1798 rebellion, and its attempt to forge a new nation.

For details tel: 028 9038 1081.


Millennium Forum, Londonderry, Tomorrow, 8pm

In 13th century Japan, three strangers meet to discuss a court case. This timeless tale of mystery and murder includes Taiko drumming and Kabuki dancing.

For details, tel: 028 7126 4455.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Grand Opera House, Belfast, Tuesday, May 31 to Saturday, June 4, 7.30pm

Royal Shakespeare Company, Belvoir Players in association with Lyric Theatre and Grand Opera House Belfast present this unique production of Shakespeare's magical comedy (above). For details, tel: 028 9024 1919.


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