Companies

Gare St Lazare Players Ireland

OVERVIEW

  • Description

    Gare St Lazare Players Ireland is Ireland's most travelled theatre company and has a reputation for artistic excellence. The collaborative output of joint artistic directors Judy Hegarty Lovett (director) and Conor Lovett (actor) has earned an international reputation for entirely accessible and faithful renditions of Beckett's prose. The company have represented Irish culture in more venues worldwide than any other Irish theatre company. In all they have performed at over 60 venues in Ireland and at a further 80 worldwide on six continents.

    The company's repertory includes 2013's Waiting For Godot and Here All Night and the solo performances, Title and Deed by Will Eno, Moby Dick adapted by Lovett/Hegarty Lovett, The Good Thief by Conor McPherson, Swallow by Michael Harding and over 18 Samuel Beckett titles including the prose pieces: Molloy, Malone Dies, The Unnamable, Lessness, Worstward Ho, Texts for Nothing, Enough, First Love, The End & The Calmative and the plays Waiting For Godot, Rockaby, A Piece of Monologue and all seven of Beckett's radio plays.

    In 2006 the company produced new versions of Beckett's 7 radio plays in association with RTE (Ireland's state broadcaster) for The Beckett Centenary Festival. In 2009 Lovett and Hegarty Lovett adapted Moby Dick as a solo performance which toured to 28 theatres in Ireland and has also accepted invitations to National Theatre of Bulgaria, California International Theatre Festival, Rubicon Theatre (Ventura), New Haven International Festival of Art & Ideas and London Literature Festival at The South Bank Centre.

    In 2014 the company toured Title and Deed to Edinburgh Festival (winning The Stage Award for Acting Excellence), and First Love to The Arcola Theatre London (Nominated for Best Direction and Best Male Performance in the Off West End Awards) and Waiting For Godot toured to Shanghai, China (Shanghai International Drama Festival Award). In 2015 Title and Deed toured to London and Waiting For Godot toured to New York along with The End and Here All Night.

  • Address

    Highwater, Coast Road, Fountainstown, Co. Cork

    Email

    garestlazare@mac.com

    Website

    garestlazareireland.com

    Phone

    +33 (0)1 3479 3989 (France)

    Artistic Director

    Judy Hegarty-Lovett

    Artistic Director

    Conor Lovett

    Associate Producer

    Maura O'Keeffe

NEW IRISH PLAYS PRODUCED BY GARE ST LAZARE PLAYERS IRELAND

Play Title Playwright
Malone Dies Judy Hegarty-Lovett Conor Lovett Samuel Beckett
Selected extracts from the original novel 'Malone Dies' by Samuel Beckett.
Moby Dick Judy Hegarty-Lovett Conor Lovett Herman Melville
Molloy Judy Hegarty-Lovett Conor Lovett Samuel Beckett
Selected extracts from the original novel 'Molloy' by Samuel Beckett.
So Much Water So Close To Home Judith Burnett
Adapted from the original short story by Raymond Carver.
Swallow Michael Harding
The Beckett Trilogy Judy Hegarty-Lovett Conor Lovett Samuel Beckett
Selected extracts from the original novels by Samuel Beckett.
The Calmative Judy Hegarty-Lovett Conor Lovett Samuel Beckett
A staged recital of the short story of the same name.
The End Judy Hegarty-Lovett Conor Lovett Samuel Beckett
A staging of the novella of the same name.
The Three Legged Fool Anthony Ryan
Title And Deed Will Eno