11 Apr 2012 - 28 Apr 2012 @ 7.45pm
Krapp's Last Tape
Spoonface Steinberg & Krapp's Last Tape
Spoonface Steinberg by Lee Hall
Krapp's Last Tape by Samuel Beckett
Directed by Jonathan Humphreys
Designed by Fabrice Serafino
Lighting Design by Katharine Williams
Composer & Sound Designer Ed Lewis
Life is too short. Time passes, we grow old. How can we get the best out of our lives?
This double-bill of plays will make you look at life in a whole new way. You'll laugh, glow with compassion and perhaps shed the occasional tear.
From the writer of Billy Elliott, Spoonface Steinberg tells the tale of a loveable autistic girl who suddenly becomes seriously ill. We laugh at her blunt views on life, music, her friends and the world around her. Despite everything, Spoonface is one of the most vibrant human beings you'll ever see.
The second half of the double-bill is Krapp's Last Tape. Krapp is the opposite of Spoonface - he's 69, it's his birthday and he's feeling his age. He looks back on his life and the love he lost one summer's day...
Together, these amazing characters will steal your heart.
Spoonface is played by rising star Pippa Duffy, from Channel 4 Friday night comedy Pete vs Life.
Krapp is played by Alan Williams, who was a founder member of Hull Truck in 1972 and returns to the theatre for the first time in 30 years.
For educational enquires on both shows please contact Madeleine Thorne, Creative Learning Officer, on 01482 488250 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can download the Education Pack here.
Read Rachael Abbey's in rehearsals blog
"Pippa Duffy (Spoonface Steinberg) plays the role beautifully and truthfully"
"Alan Williams as Krapp brings home the sense of a man wrestling with the point - and pointlessness of his existence"
"a bold and imaginative pairing of one-act one-person plays"
"Pippa Duffy, all radiant personality, earnestness and quaintly precise vowels, delivers the text beautifully"
"worth watching for Pippa Duffy's luminous performance"
"Pippa Duffy is compelling as Spoonface"
Hull Daily Mail