By Samuel Beckett
Presented by Gate Theatre Dublin
Part of the Edinburgh International Festival 2013
The whisper in your head …. Me whispering at you in your head…. Things you can’t catch …. On and off …. Till you join us …. Eh, Joe?
An old man in his dressing gown moves around his bedroom, checking behind the door, under the bed, out of the window. Satisfied there are no intruders, he sits on the bed. Then he hears a woman’s ghostly voice…
Beckett’s first play written specifically for television, Eh Joe explores how one man is forced to face up to his past and the lovers he has abused and driven to destruction. Tormented by inner demons, he is made to relive everything he has tried to forget.
In this acclaimed production from the Gate Theatre, as the disembodied voice speaks out, a camera projects the face of Joe onto a large screen intensifying every flicker of fear, anger and shame. As the emotional tension heightens, we are all forced to admit that we can’t escape our past.
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Cast and Credits
The cast of Eh Joe
Featuring the voice of Penelope Wilton
The creative team of Eh Joe
Atom Egoyan - Director
Eileen Diss - Set designer
James McConnell - Lighting designer