KRAPP’S LASTTAPE IS NOWSOLDOUT. If you would like to queue for the possibility of a return, our returns queue will start at 5.30pm. The box office opens at 10am and it is possible that people will be queuing from earlier than 5.30pm. Returns are strictly 1 per person and must be purchased in cash. Subject to availability.
Direction: Ian Rickson
Design: Hildegard Bechtler
Lighting: Paule Constable
Sound: Ian Dickinson
Cast: Harold Pinter
“Perhaps my best years are gone. When there was a chance of happiness. But I wouldn’t want them back. Not with the fire in me now. No, I wouldn’t want them back.”
A 69 year old man sits alone on his last birthday and listens to the past. KRAPPSLASTTAPE is an extraordinary study of mortality, creativity and memory.
One of the major creative baton passes of the 20th century was from Samuel Beckett to Harold Pinter. These two writers, who were close friends, continue to influence generations of playwrights. The Royal Court was an artistic home for Samuel Beckett and in the year marking the centenary of his birth and the 50th anniversary of the theatre we present this special event with Harold Pinter.