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First Love Gate Theatre Dublin

Supported by
Harold Mitchell Esq, AC
Culture Ireland

28 - 31 August
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    1 hour approximately

After the death of his father, a man finds himself homeless, sharing a canal-side bench in Dublin with a prostitute. As she pursues him lustfully he unwillingly falls in love. In the ensuing relationship, he ruthlessly refuses to engage emotionally with her, except when, despite his reluctance, she arouses his desires.

Written in 1946, Beckett's novella First Love is full of his rich, lyrical prose. This darkly comic story explores how love fails us and how we fail love.

'one of the most wholly satisfying nights I've spent at the theatre this year'
The New York Times

Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh

30b Grindlay Street

Supported by
Harold Mitchell Esq, AC

Culture Ireland



By Samuel Beckett

Gate Dublin Theatre

Cast Peter Egan

Michael Colgan Director
Eileen Diss Set designer
James McConnell Lighting designer

Image: Eoin Carey

This event was part of a previous Festival and is therefore unavailable to book.

The Festival 2014 programme is now live. Visit the events block to find out more. Public bookings will open on Saturday 29 March.