rob meldrum and richard murphet with the support of the victorian theatre company present
by samuel beckett
24 MAY - 3 JUNE | EXPLOSIVES FACTORY | AT THEATRE WORKS
by samuel beckett
Worstward Ho is a vision of the world at the point of extinction. One lone man faces the challenges of how to proceed in the face of what can seem impossible odds. How to make sense of a world in a state of disappearance? What are the barest essentials necessary for life to continue? In his desperate attempts to strip existence down to its ‘meremost’ elements: a few ‘shapes’ imagined in a void, lit by a dim light, he seizes our attention and suggests a way forward. His attempts often fail, but his courage lies in his determination to continue.
‘No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.’
The Australian premiere of Samuel Beckett’s final major piece of writing, Worstward Ho. Widely recognised as ‘one of the supreme poetic texts of the 20th century,’ it is, however, little known, rarely read and even more rarely presented.
DATES + TIMES
Wed 24 May 7:30pm (Preview)
Thu 25 May 7:30pm (Opening)
Fri 26 May 7:30pm
Sat 27 May 7:30pm
Tue 30 May 7:30pm
Wed 31 May 7:30pm
Thu 1 June 7:30pm (post-show Q&A)
Fri 2 June 7:30pm
Sat 3 June 7:30pm
This show is a lock-out performance. No latecomers will be admitted. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to ensure you don't miss out.
Refunds will not be issued to latecomers.
20 at $20**
*Seniors, Student, MEAA, Health Care and Low Income card holders
**Limited to 20 tickets per performance
MEET THE ARTIST -
Richard Murphet has been writing, directing and creating contemporary forms of theatre for the past 4 decades. His plays have received productions throughout Australia and internationally. Murphet was Head of Drama at the VCA (2007-2009) and Head of Postgraduate Studies (1996 – 2006). He was awarded a PhD from University of Melbourne (2017), and a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Greenroom Awards (2017).