The writings of Samuel Beckett (1906-1989) are often thought of as very bleak and pessimistic. But there is in fact a rich vein of humour running through his work, humour that is sometimes mordant and often quirky.

Actors Charles Bell and David Sumner, both with a long-standing interest in Samuel Beckett, will read extracts from his work which demonstrate the rich variety of this great writer.

Charles Bell is an actor, writer and director. He won the 2010 Cultural Sparks award for outstanding achievement in the Scottish cultural sector.

David Sumner is the co-founder of The Swallow Theatre. He performed Krapp’s Last Tape by Beckett at The Swallow Theatre in 2016.

The performance is directed by Jacquie Crago. Jacquie is an actor, director and voice coach. She has worked extensively with the RSC and the National Theatre, and leads workshops for theatres and drama schools throughout the UK.

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