Everyman: Barry McGovern in Watt by Samuel Beckett

Barry McGovern in Watt

A wide-eyed stranger alights from a country train. The destination: Mr Knott’s house. The mission: to serve. Samuel Beckett’s wit and wisdom combine in the story of a nomadic manservant in the house of his unseen master.

Written as a novel, while Beckett waited in the south of France for the Second World War to end, Watt comes to the stage in a one-man production of sparkling humour and heart-stirring poignancy.

This is a rare opportunity to see the master’s work performed by one of the greatest Beckett interpreters in the world.

Barry McGovern is one of Ireland’s greatest living actors, and has performed the work of Samuel Beckett – including his one-man shows I’ll Go On, First Love, and Watt – to considerable acclaim all over the world. He first performed Watt at the Dublin Theatre Festival in 2010, and it has been seen at major international venues and festivals, including the Edinburgh International Festival, the Barbican Centre in London, and the Public Theater in New York. This new production, directed by acclaimed Irish director, Tom Creed, opened at Melbourne International Arts Festival in October 2018, and will tour to Auckland Arts Festival in New Zealand after the performances at the Everyman.


4th-7th March 2020: Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire, Ireland


10th-12th March 2020: The Everyman, Cork, Ireland


25th-29th March 2020: Auckland Arts Festival, Auckland, New Zealand


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