" Full of mystery and suspense...the scatological humour might have been edited by Howard Stern"

New York Times

"Magnificent...Short, sharp
and sidesplitting"

The Sunday Times

Gare St Lazare Players production of
MOLLOY by Samuel Beckett
is touring in 2000. 

We are currently seeking bookings from venues. 

If you would like to book us or know a venue or theatre who you think might like to, please let us know.

E-mail us at loverty@lineone.net or phone us at +353 21 293604.


performance to savour...
A masterly interpreter of Beckett"

The Irish Times

Kill to get a ticket!"
The Scotsman

the gentle deadpan delivery
brings out the casual genius"

Time Out

"Pure Brilliance"

The Belfast Telegraph

"Pure Brilliance"
The Stage

"A truly gripping theatrical experience...
Lovett's near-perfect performance should be seen
by anyone who has ever had qualms about Beckett"

What's On (in London)

""Finely formed Beckett...delivered with consummate skill"
London Evening StandardF

Molloy has already played
in Ireland,
New York
and Barcelona.

"It stands alone"

The Guardian

"The adaptation is ingenious...As funny as anything on a Dublin stage this year...For want of any better word to describe it, perfect"
Irish Independent

Compiled from part I of Beckett's novel of the same name, Molloy tells the story of an aging decrepit tramp on an epic bicycle journey to find his mother.  Along the way he is arrested for indecently resting, interrogated, released and almost rearrested for killing a dog.  Fortunately the dog was on it's way to be put down and it's owner settles for taking Molloy in as a replacement.

Performed by Irish actor Conor Lovett and directed by Judy Hegarty the production has toured extensively and continues to do so.  The pair have been praised for exploding the myth that Beckett's work is accessible only to a highbrow intellectual elite and for bringing "out the master comedian in Beckett" (Sunday Times).  Apart from very positive critical attention, the show has, through a word-of-mouth system, turned on to Beckett hundreds of people who may have been daunted by the fallacy that Beckett's work is impenetrable.

In adapting the piece for the stage Gare St Lazare Players chose not to encapusulate the whole novel in a dramatic form but rather to introduce Molloy to an audience and viceversa.  In this way people who enjoy what they see in the show can go away and read the book.
To this end we traditionally sell copies of The Beckett Trilogy (Molloy, Malone Dies and The Unnameable) when we play. 

to Samuel Beckett Resources