Krapp’s Last Tape with Go On

A double bill of one act plays by Samuel Beckett and Linda McLean
Krapp’s Last Tape with Go On

This production takes place at the Tron Theatre (63 Trongate, Glasgow G1 5HB)

Everyone talks to themselves…don’t they?  This thought-provoking double bill takes things one step further and explores what happens when you dare to interact with previous and future versions of yourself.

In Samuel Beckett’s seminal Krapp’s Last Tape, an older man reflects on his youth. Sitting alone on his 69th birthday, Krapp (Niall Buggy) listens to a recording of his younger self, rewinding through his life with humour and heartache. 

In Go On, Jane (Maureen Beattie) considers how an AI replacement might allow her to exist in the future. Sitting in her sleek kitchen, Jane teaches Jayne the essentials of her life, and the loves and losses that have shaped her.

Inspired by Beckett’s iconic work, Go On is the world premiere of a new play by one of Scotland’s most important voices, Linda McLean. Together, these stripped-back and intimate productions offer a raw and emotional experience that speaks to our own sense of mortality with a wry, dark humour.

Two leading actors of their generation, Niall Buggy and Maureen Beattie are directed by Dominic Hill, renowned for his “talent for classical drama which is genuinely world class.” (Daily Telegraph).

Krapp’s Last Tape is presented in association with Leeds Playhouse. 

  • DATES
    DateTimeInformation
    30 Sep7.30pmPreview
    1 Oct7.30pmPreview
    2 Oct7.30pm
    5 Oct7.30pm
    6 Oct2.30pm
    6 Oct7.30pm
    7 Oct7.30pm
    8 Oct7.30pm
    9 Oct2.30pm Audio Described Captioned
    9 Oct7.30pm
  • Cast & Creative Team

    CAST

    Niall Buggy Krapp (Krapp's Last Tape)

    Maureen Beattie Jane/Jayne (Go On)

    CREATIVE TEAM

    Krapp’s Last Tape written by Samuel Beckett

    Go On written by Linda McLean

    Director Dominic Hill

    Lighting Design Stuart Jenkins

    Assistant Director Eilidh Gibson

    Filming for Go On by Urbancroft Films

Reviews

“Directed by Dominic Hill, Niall Buggy gives a grippingly angry, burnt-out performance punctuated by mirthless snorts of laughter at the vanity and stupidity of his younger self"
- The Times on Krapp's Last Tape at Leeds Playhouse 2020

"In its mixture of worn-down stillness and violent bursts of anguish, it’s a compelling performance."
- The Reviews Hub on Krapp's Last Tape at Leeds Playhouse 2020

“Buggy’s talented portrayal, the timeliness of the piece and the opportunity for soul-searching make this revival well worth your forty minutes.”
- A Younger Theatre on Krapp's Last Tape at Leeds Playhouse 2020

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Running Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

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