A Cockpit Production
Peter Marinker and friends present incisive, subversive writing from every era.
Listen to plays, poetry, prose, and letters. Followed by an open discussion, in the comfortable Cockpit bar or upstairs in Studio 1.
With Peter Marinker – Director, Bookshop Theatre
Sundays - 7:30pm
THIS SEASON: THE WORK OF BECKETT
In October we began a new season focusing on the extensive works of Samuel Beckett.
We began with Samuel Beckett’s FROM AN ABANDONED WORK published by Calder in his 1978 collection SIX RESIDUA, and are continuing through the year looking at both little and well known work with plays, poetry, letters and rough work for radio.
“Although the readings from Dante, Shakespeare and Kafka among others were wonderful evenings, it’s great to be back with Sam.” - Peter Marinker
SUNDAY 25TH FEBRUARY, 7:30PM
ROUGH FOR RADIO II - A dark comedy about 'civilised' torture.
Strange that we should think of torture as being a savage activity.
It was translated into English by Beckett and produced in 1976 for The BBC's Third Programme.
The cast was Patrick Magee, Billy Whitelaw and Harold Pinter.
29th October 2017 - From an Abandoned Work
26th November 2017 - Returning to Godot
28th January 2018 - Embers, Enough
25th February 2018 - Roughs for Radio 1&2
25th March 2018 - Beckett’s Poetry
22nd April 2018 - Beckett's Letters.
Please note: Readings will often be in Studio 1. Access is via a broad spiral staircase and is not wheelchair accessible or suitable for people who have difficulty with stairs.
If this is a problem please write to thebookshoptheatregmail [dot] com (subject: Mapping%20Beckett)