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Gate Theatre, Ireland
First Love | O'Reilly Theatre, Belvedere | Oct 12-16 2016

First Love by Samuel Beckett.

After the death of his father, a man finds himself homeless, sharing a canal-side bench in Dublin with a young woman.  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.
Starring Barry McGovern, regarded by many as one of the leading interpreters of Samuel Beckett’s work, and directed  by Michael Colgan, Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre.
Cast and Creative Team:

  • Directed by Michael Colgan
  • Cast: Barry McGovern
  • Set Design: Eileen Diss
  • Lighting Design: James McConnell

The Gate Theatre is funded through the Arts Council’s Regularly Funded Organisations funding programme.
Information and Tickets:

  • Venue: OReilly Theatre, Belvedere
  • Dates: Oct 12 – 14, 8pm; Oct 15, 3pm & 8pm;  Oct 16, 3pm
  • Tickets: €20 – €25
  • Duration: Approx. 60 mins. No interval


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