First Love archiveAfter the death of his father, a man finds himself homeless, sharing a canal-side bench in Dublin with a young woman. As she pursues him lustfully he unwillingly falls in love. In the ensuing relationship, he ruthlessly refuses to engage emotionally with her, except when, despite his reluctance, she arouses his desires. Written in 1946, Beckett's novella First Love is full of his rich, lyrical prose. This darkly comic story explores how love fails us and how we fail love. This show will be performed in Rowntree Park. Audiences will listen to the action through headphones, with audience members given a receiver on arrival. All tickets will be digital, and checked without contact at a social distance at the entrance to the performance area. Each household or social bubble will be seated at a safe distance from other households or social bubbles.


Chris Hannon


Author: Samuel Beckett
Director: Matt Aston
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First Love

First Love (Play) production archive for QTIX code T01467055002. Details of all First Love archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S3288

Archive Listings

12 Aug 20
22 Aug 20
The Joseph Rowntree Theatre Ltd
North Yorkshire

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