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Come and Go


  • Playwright

    Samuel Beckett 

  • Author Notes

    Written in English early in 1965. First published in French by Editions de Minuit, Paris, in 1966. First produced as Kommen und Gehen, translated by Elmar Tophoven.
  • Synopsis

    Three women meet in a softly lit place. Seated on a bench facing the audience, they reminisce about old school days. Each woman leaves the stage briefly, and during each absence an appalling secret is whispered about the third – which the audience doesn't hear.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    14 January 1966

  • Production Notes

    First produced in German as Kommen und Gehen
  • Producer

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    First presented at the Schiller-Theater Werkstatt, Berlin.

  • Irish Premiere Notes

    Irish premiere at the Abbey Theatre, on the Peacock Stage on 28 February 1968

Original Cast  

Published Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    The Estate of Samuel Beckett

  • Address

    c/o Curtis Brown Haymarket House, 28/29 Haymarket,
    London SW1Y 4SP

  • Phone

    + 44 (0) 20 7396 6600

  • Email

  • Website

Source Of Information

The information for this entry is taken from various published sources on Samuel Beckett.