Mapping Samuel Beckett: Where From, Where Now?

The Bookshop Theatre present The Godot Company in 
Beckett and the Greeks 
Cockpit Theatre 
Wednesday 21 October, 2009 
Tickets £7 (£5 concessions)

Continuing the Mapping Beckett season, this month for our second presentation we have concocted an evening featuring a new recipe: Sophocles' Oedipus Rex and excerpts from the works of Samuel Beckett examining the eternal triangle of Mother, Father and Son in the light of one of the worlds oldest and most enduring stories.

“Few Greek myths have permeated the popular culture as deeply as the story of Oedipus. We might not be familiar with the whole saga of the house of Labdacus, but we all know that Oedipus killed his father and slept with his mother. These ghastly facts can certainly make us shiver, but can the tragedy of Oedipus do more than simply horrify us?”
- Darian Leader,
psychoanalyst and author of Freud's Footnotes (Faber & Faber 2000)
 “enough of my mother for the moment.”
  - Samuel Beckett,
from “An Abandoned Work”
Cast includes Virginia Byron, Jim McManus, Oengus MacNamara & Peter Marinker.  As usual there will be a discussion in the bar after the performance.  We hope to see you on Wednesday 21st.

Peter Marinker (Director, Bookshop Theatre Company)
Dave Wybrow (Manager, Cockpit Theatre)