Krapp’s Last Tape

Krapp’s Last Tape

Past Performances

Project Arts Centre

11 Jan - 3 Feb, 2024
Mon - Sat, 7:30pm
Sat matinees, 2:30pm
Tickets: €25- €35

Useful Information

Duration: 55 mins (no interval)

Returns List: The entire run of Krapp’s Last Tape is sold out. If you would like to be notified of any possible returns, please register via this form.

Post-Show Event (Monday 15 January): Stephen Rea and Vicky Featherstone in conversation, chaired by Dr. Tanya Dean

Accessible Performances: Touch tour and Audio Described performance – Tues 23 January and ISL [Irish sign language] – Thursday 25 January

Krapp’s Last Tape

written by Samuel Beckett
directed by Vicky Featherstone
starring Stephen Rea
Landmark Productions

★★★★★ The Irish Times

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

Stephen Rea stars in Beckett’s quietly distilled masterpiece, Krapp’s Last Tape. His long history with the work of Samuel Beckett includes working with Beckett himself when he played Clov in a production of Endgame at the Royal Court Theatre in London, at the age of 29.

Past midnight.  Never knew such silence.  The earth might be uninhabited.

A man sits alone.  It is the evening of his 69th birthday. Every year, on his birthday, he records a new tape – a review of the year just gone.

But first, he listens back to a tape he recorded three decades before.  

Hard to believe I was ever that young whelp. 

Krapp’s Last Tape was the first production in Landmark’s 20th anniversary year. 

Directed by Vicky Featherstone, artistic director of the Royal Court for the past ten years, the design team includes Jamie Vartan (set); Katie Davenport (costume); Paul Keogan (lighting) and Kevin Gleeson (sound).


Krapp Stephen Rea


Director Vicky FeatherstoneSet Designer Jamie VartanCostume Designer Katie DavenportLighting Designer Paul KeoganSound Designer Kevin GleesonAudio Director Stephen Wright


Photos: Patricio Cassinoni


★★★★★ the ‘triumph’ of Stephen Rea’s performanceThe Irish Times
★★★★ 'Stephen Rea is hauntingly good in Beckett’s masterpiece'The Guardian
★★★★ 'a masterclass … 55 minutes of perfect theatre'Daily Mail
★★★★ 'this restrained, delicately calibrated production reunites Featherstone with Rea … an inspired pairingThe Guardian