Michael Gambon stars in the World Premiere Production of the extraordinary Beckett drama Eh Joe, for 30 performances only at the Duke of York’s Theatre.
‘A magnificent piece of acting….a towering performance by Michael Gambon’ Irish Times
Celebrating the centenary of Samuel Beckett and following a sell-out season at the Gate Theatre, Dublin, the astonishing Eh Joe is an unmissable 30 minutes of theatrical invention. Originally devised for TV and transformed for the stage by director Atom Egoyan, Eh Joe ‘remains a staggering work and the ultimate drama’ (Alastair Macaulay, Financial Times) and is in London for 3 weeks only.
Joe sits in his room sealed off from the world. A voice lures him to examine the shards of his rough life. As he wordlessly contemplates the voice's accusations, the entire wave of human emotion is captured on camera. The astonishing visual image and the voice's spoken word entwine together in a mesmerising tour de force.
‘There’s love for you…. Isn’t it Joe?… Wasn’t it Joe?’
‘An experience not to be missed’ The Independent
‘***** 5 STARS’ Sunday Times
‘The greatest half hour in theatrical history’ Sunday Times
‘Extraordinary’ The Guardian
‘Gambon gives the performance of his life’ Sunday Times
‘This 30 minute play by Samuel Beckett offers a brief excursion to a cruel corner of hell. It’s a work without mercy that achieves an impact out of all proportion to its length.’ The Daily Telegraph