$55 - $69

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Barry McGovern in Watt by Samuel Beckett
Auckland Arts Festival 2020

Irish actor and legendary Samuel Beckett expert Barry McGovern performs his exceptional stage adaptation of the novel Watt for the first time in NZ.

Arriving in the countryside, Watt begins a slow, existential trek to the home of Mr. Knott. But how will this itinerant manservant cope when he reaches the residence of his unseen employer, with a confounding list of duties and a collection of extraordinary characters?

The great Barry McGovern has received global acclaim for his one-man performance and it remains among the finest, funniest and most popular Beckett interpretations ever. 

Capturing the essence of the writer’s dark worldview while amplifying his scintillating humour and wordplay, Watt will have you in raptures contemplating the absurdity of life –there’s so much more to Beckett on stage than Waiting for Godot.

1hr no interval. Thursday 26 March performance includes post-show talk with Barry McGovern and Tom Creed.

Adapted by Barry McGovern
Directed by Tom Creed
Set & Lighting design by Sinéad McKenna
Costume Design by Joan O’Clery
Supported by Culture Ireland

★★★★ “A gem of a show… one of the greatest Beckett interpreters in the world.” — Time Out (Melbourne)

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Last updated: 05 November 2019