Win a pair of tickets to The Royal Court Theatre’s Not I, Footfalls, Rockaby in Salford Quays, Birmingham or Cambridge!


Following critically acclaimed sold-out performances at Royal Court Theatre and limited run in London’s West End, the Beckett trilogy performed by Lisa Dwan is embarking on a strictly limited tour.

★★★★★  The Telegraph

★★★★★   The Guardian

★★★★  The Independent

Beckett’s Not I is an intense monologue, set in a pitch-black space lit by a single beam of light. A disembodied female mouth floats eight feet above the stage and delivers a stream of consciousness, spoken, as Beckett directed, at the speed of thought. Lisa Dwan was tutored in the role by Billie Whitelaw, who originally performed the part at its 1973 UK premiere and was personally coached for the part by Beckett himself.

Rockaby is probably the most famous of Beckett’s last works. It explores loneliness and features a prematurely old woman dressed in an evening gown, sitting on a wooden rocking chair that appears to rock of its own accord. Rockaby was first performed in New York in 1980 starring Billie Whitelaw and then at the National Theatre in 1981.

Footfalls features May, wrapped in tatters, pacing back and forth like a metronome, on a strip of bare landing outside her dying mother’s room. Footfalls was first performed by Billie Whitelaw, for whom the piece had been written, at the Royal Court Theatre as part of the Samuel Beckett Festival, in 1976 directed by Beckett himself.

Cambridge Arts Theatre
6 St Edward’s Passage
Cambridge CB2 3PJ
Box Office 01223 503333
9 – 13 September

The Studio at Birmingham Rep
Centenary Square,
Broad Street,
Birmingham, B1 2E
Box Office: 0121 236 4455
16 – 20 September

The Lowry
Pier 8, Salford Quays
M50 3AZ
Box Office 0843 208 6000
23 – 27 September

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Terms and conditions apply. Prize is valid for the first performance at each venue. Prize is as stated and cannot be transferred or exchanged. Subject to availability. Competition closes at 5pm on Sunday 31 August. By entering this competition you agree to be added to the A Younger Theatre E-Newsletter.