The plays star Irish actress Lisa Dwan, who takes on the demanding role of Mouth in Not I, originally performed by Billie Whitelaw, who tutored Dwan for this production.
It sees her disembodied mouth floating eight feet above the stage and delivering a stream-of-consciousness monologue.
Then, in Footfalls, a woman paces back and forth outside her dying mother’s room, and in Rockaby, perhaps the most famous of Beckett’s later works, a prematurely old woman in an evening gown sits on a rocking chair in an exploration of loneliness.
See this theatrical tour de force at Cambridge Arts Theatre, 9-13 September, 7.45pm (2.30pm Sat matinee). Tickets from £15.