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Theatre with a health warning

Not I, Footfalls, Rockaby, by Samuel Beckett. The Duchess Theatre, London. Directed by Walter Asmus and performed by Lisa Dwan.

By Jay Elwes  

Just before the first of these three monologues started, a rather assured usher moved to the front of the stage and spoke. “There will be three parts to this evening’s performance,” he explained to the audience. “The first will last for ten minutes and will take place in complete darkness. The lights over the exits will be turned off for this part of the performance. If this will make any member of the audience uncomfortable, then please raise your hand and you will be helped from the auditorium.” There…

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