‘Stephen Rea is hauntingly good in Beckett’s masterpiece’

The Guardian

‘55 minutes of perfect theatre’

Irish Daily Mail

a ‘triumph’ (★★★★★ The Irish Times)

The Irish Times

Krapp’s Last Tape

from €26.50
21st Oct. - 26th Oct.
Play / Drama

★★★★★ The Irish Times ★★★★  The Guardian ★★★★  Financial Times ★★★★  

Irish Examiner ★★★★  Daily Mail ★★★★  Irish Mail on Sunday ★★★★  The Arts Review

Landmark Productions is delighted  to announce that, due to phenomenal demand, Stephen Rea returns in Samuel Beckett’s solo masterpiece, Krapp’s Last Tape, for one week only at the Gaiety Theatre this October. 

Stephen Rea’s critically acclaimed performance captivated audiences and wowed critics during its sell-out run in Dublin earlier this year.  If you missed the ‘triumph’ of Stephen Rea’s performance the first time around, this is your only chance to see it in Ireland this year!

In Beckett’s one-act play we meet Krapp, a man in his late sixties. Every year, on his birthday, Krapp records a new tape – a review of the year just gone.  But on this occasion – his 69th birthday – he listens back to a tape he recorded years before.  

Twelve years ago, Stephen Rea recorded the earlier tapes. He said: 

I had no certainty that one day I might play Krapp, but I thought it a good idea to pre-record the early tapes so that the voice quality would differ significantly from that of the older character, should the opportunity ever arise to use it.

These are the tapes that are used in the current production. 


★★★★★ ‘a triumph’ – The Irish Times

★★★★ ‘Stephen Rea is hauntingly good in Beckett’s masterpiece’ – The Guardian 

★★★★ 55 minutes of perfect theatre’ – Irish Daily Mail

★★★★ ‘beautiful … a jewel of a production‘ – Irish Examiner

Running time: 55 minutes, no interval.

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  • €5 off for groups  10+ on selected performances & price bands
  • €5 off for students & OAPs on selected performances & price bands