Date: Friday 1st June 2018
Imago Theatre : 'Footfalls' and 'Endgame'
'Footfalls' deals with a specific situation, an isolated daughter called May caring for a dying mother.
May, who is in her forties, is pacing up and down in her dishevelled night clothes.
She addresses the voice of her dying mother who is in her nineties.
The daughter’s obsessive pacing is an attempt to confirm her existence through the sounds of her footfalls and the dragging of her tattered night attire.
The play was written in 1976 for the actress Billie Whitelaw and was first staged at the Royal Court Theatre directed by Samuel Beckett.
'Endgame' has a minimalist interior, four people live out their time : Hamm, his parents Nagg and Nell, and his servant Clov.
All the characters, with the exception of Nell who is beyond caring, are waiting for something.
Outside the room lies a world of death, while inside the blind Hamm sits in his wheelchair and his lame servant Clov scurries about carrying out his orders.
Nagg and Nell are legless and squat in dustbins.
There is little love lost between them.
The atmosphere between all four of them is charged and can explode into angry rage at the slightest provocation.
There is little tenderness in this strange decaying world and the balance between comedy and tragedy is a delicate one.
A classic play from the ‘Theatre of the Absurd’.
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Penlee Park Open-Air Theatre
Penlee Theatre looks forward to welcoming you to a diverse range professional theatre and music through the summer season.
Concessions: Over65s, Under16s, Benefits.
[ Children under 3 (on a lap!) Free.]
Family : 2 Adults and 2 Under16s.
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Refreshments available - Fresh Homemade Vegetable Curry with Naan Bread ( £5.00 ) is available for virtually all shows - Served before the Show starts, this must be booked in advance.
Hot & Cold drinks plus Snacks available at all performances.
All listed performances will feature a Licensed Bar.
Smoking - the Theatre's Seated area is a No Smoking Zone
Refunds are only given if a show is cancelled: performances will go ahead except in the worst of weather.
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The gate opens 60 minutes before the scheduled start time.
Seating is provided.
Please bring whatever you need for a comfy and cosy experience: warm clothes, waterproofs, blankets, cushions, rugs, picnics etc but no umbrellas
Wheelchair access - there is full access but, as the surface is grass, it may be slippery when wet
Parking The nearest car park is above Penlee Park, entrance from Alverton Terrace. Other ample car parking close by
Dogs Well behaved, quiet dogs on a short lead are welcome but please bring your doggy bags.
The Open Air Theatre in Penlee Park had its first season in the early 1950s. It's in a beautifully sheltered setting, opposite the Cafe terrace of Penlee House & Gallery.