03/07/2013

Krapp’s Last Tape

by Samuel Beckett

Mark Sparrow in Krapp’s Last Tape, 2007

Monday 16 – Saturday 21 July, 2007
Venue: The House
Time: 8pm

Samuel Beckett’s classic monologue Krapp’s Last Tape, is a poignant elegy on memory, love and loss.

It concerns a man called Krapp, a writer, who has recorded a tape for every year of his adult life. Now an old man, he listens to a recording of himself when young, during a momentous year in which he decides to sacrifice emotional attachments for the sake of his artistic gift. Thirty years later, lonely, unsuccessful, close to death and full of regret, he sets about making his final statement for a posterity that will probably never hear it.