Gare St. Lazare Ireland have performed at Vermont Coffee Company (VCC) Playhouse on four occasions since 2017. Joint artistic director Judy Hegarty Lovett directs Playhouse founder Deb Gwinn to bring the evocative and meditative late Beckett text  Ill Seen Ill Said  to the stage.  Having had 2 work-in-progress performances in the past 12 months the production will receive its premiere on September 27 & 28.   Developed in Middlebury in 2018 and in Mericourt, France in 2019,  Ill Seen Ill Said  is among the most beautiful and disquieting of Beckett’s prose works. It focuses on an old woman in a cabin ‘at the inexistent centre of a formless place’. She is part of of the objects, landscape, rhythms and movement of an incomprehensible universe.

Gare St. Lazare Ireland have performed at Vermont Coffee Company (VCC) Playhouse on four occasions since 2017. Joint artistic director Judy Hegarty Lovett directs Playhouse founder Deb Gwinn to bring the evocative and meditative late Beckett text Ill Seen Ill Said to the stage.

Having had 2 work-in-progress performances in the past 12 months the production will receive its premiere on September 27 & 28.


Developed in Middlebury in 2018 and in Mericourt, France in 2019, Ill Seen Ill Said is among the most beautiful and disquieting of Beckett’s prose works. It focuses on an old woman in a cabin ‘at the inexistent centre of a formless place’. She is part of of the objects, landscape, rhythms and movement of an incomprehensible universe.

Moby Dick by Herman Melville - adapted by Judy Hegarty Lovett and Conor Lovett will tour to USA in June and October 2019. Supported by Culture Ireland. Click here  Summer/Autumn 2019  for dates. Photo by Ros Kavanagh.

Moby Dick by Herman Melville - adapted by Judy Hegarty Lovett and Conor Lovett will tour to USA in June and October 2019. Supported by Culture Ireland. Click here Summer/Autumn 2019 for dates. Photo by Ros Kavanagh.

How It is (Part 2) by Samuel Beckett directed and designed by Judy Hegarty Lovett, featuring actors Conor Lovett and Stephen Dillane, with music composed and performed by Mel Mercier and The Irish Gamelan Orchestra. Featuring tenor Mark Padmore and guests Nick Roth and Claudia Schwab. How It Is (Part 2) will premiere at Everyman Cork September 3 - 7 2019. Produced by Maura O’Keeffe.  A co-production with The Coronet Theatre (London) in association with The Everyman (Cork). Supported by The Arts Council. Photo by Ros Kavanagh.

How It is (Part 2) by Samuel Beckett directed and designed by Judy Hegarty Lovett, featuring actors Conor Lovett and Stephen Dillane, with music composed and performed by Mel Mercier and The Irish Gamelan Orchestra. Featuring tenor Mark Padmore and guests Nick Roth and Claudia Schwab. How It Is (Part 2) will premiere at Everyman Cork September 3 - 7 2019. Produced by Maura O’Keeffe.

A co-production with The Coronet Theatre (London) in association with The Everyman (Cork). Supported by The Arts Council. Photo by Ros Kavanagh.

How It Is (Part One) by Samuel Beckett won awards in two of the four categories nominated at The Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards 2019. Nominations incuded Best Production, Best Actor (Stephen Dillane), Best Lighting Design (Kris Stone - WINNER) and Best Sound Design (Mel Mercier - WINNER). CONGRATULATIONS BOTH! The Awards ceremony took place in Dublin in late March. The production was developed over a three year Artist in Residence program with Everyman Cork supported by Everyman, The Arts Council, Cork City Council, Vermont Coffee Company and UCC and the production was supported by an Arts Council of Ireland production grant.

How It Is (Part One) by Samuel Beckett won awards in two of the four categories nominated at The Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards 2019. Nominations incuded Best Production, Best Actor (Stephen Dillane), Best Lighting Design (Kris Stone - WINNER) and Best Sound Design (Mel Mercier - WINNER). CONGRATULATIONS BOTH! The Awards ceremony took place in Dublin in late March. The production was developed over a three year Artist in Residence program with Everyman Cork supported by Everyman, The Arts Council, Cork City Council, Vermont Coffee Company and UCC and the production was supported by an Arts Council of Ireland production grant.