Strong response as Beckett looms

ALL ABOUT BECEKTT...The man himself in a Paris cafe

ALL ABOUT BECEKTT…The man himself in a Paris cafe

‘IT’S been extremely positive,’ said Sean Doran, this week, close to a month until the second annual Samuel Beckett festival is due to take place in Enniskillen.

The festival’s artistic director has held launches in a variety of locations over the past number of weeks, reporting healthy ticket sales for the August event.

“It’s getting a great reaction, and I think that every thought that because last year was such a success how are we going to match that?” he said.

“The names, Winona Ryder, and Miranda Richardson are so well-known that they took the festival worldwide.
“They helped put us on the map even more so than last year.”

And its draw certainly isn’t limited to Fermanagh, where a young Beckett attended school.

“Outside of Fermanagh I think people know something exciting is going on. There is a diversity and richness to the programme. At our Dublin launch people were saying ‘We’re coming up, we’re coming up’.

“It’s still a massive challenge to do what we’re doing under restrictive funding scenarios.But hopefully in future years this will get easier and easier,” he added.

Great mix of old favourites alongside new and exciting approaches to celebrate Beckett’s life and work

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'Happy Days', the third annual Beckett Festival kicks of in Enniskillen tomorrow (Thursday) night


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