Samuel Beckett’s First Love in the Passionfruit

Regarded by many as the finest Beckett actor of his generation, Conor Lovett will star in the Gare St Lazare production of Beckett’s masterpiece, First Love, in the Passionfruit theatre, Athlone next weekend.

Internationally renowned for their fresh and accessible versions of Beckett's prose works, Gare St Lazare present acclaimed actor, Conor Lovett, with this novella in which the narrator, expelled from the family home upon the death of his father, takes refuge on a bench by a canal. There he meets a woman who takes him home and the events that follow are hilariously terrible. A masterpiece of Beckettian perversity! 

For those already interested in the work of Samuel Beckett, such a production is simply unmissable; however, for those unfamiliar with the work of Ireland’s most famous playwright, this is the perfect occasion to become acquainted with Beckett’s work, given the extraordinary talent that is Conor Lovett.

First Love will be staged in the Passionfruit Theatre, Athlone next Saturday, October 18. Tickets are €30 and can be booked by calling (086 ) 3338457 or email [email protected].

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