KRAPP’S LAST TAPE
By Samuel Beckett
Directed by Gale Edwards
WITH JONATHAN BIGGINS
In a special 2019 season closer, internationally acclaimed director Gale Edwards directs the extraordinary Jonathan Biggins in Beckett’s glorious dance between performer and tape recorder.
It is Krapp’s 69th birthday and he is preparing to record his last annual recount of a life brimming with fading hopes and stark disappointments. An unflinching portrait of a man nearing the end, Beckett collides the tragic and the comic in a powerful exploration of time, fate, memory and and the ones that got away.
The play is considered to be Beckett at his most autobiographical, and draws heavily on biographical detail.
In her Red Line Productions debut, Gale Edwards directs Jonathan Biggins in his Red Line debut, on a set designed by Sydney Theatre Award Lifetime Achievement Award winner Brian Thomson, also in his Red Line debut.
Jonathan Biggins is an actor, writer and director with a wide and varied stage career. Best known as one of the creators of the STC’s Wharf Revue, his acting credits also include performances with Opera Australia, STC and MTC. Jonathan recently performed in No Cabaret For Old Men for Sydney Cabaret Festival and concluded this year’s tour of his new one-man theatrical biography of Paul Keating, The Gospel According to Paul
November 26th – December 14th
Tuesday - Saturday 7.30PM
Matinees Wednesday 11.30AM and Saturday 2PM