24 06 02 Beckett Unbound Rough for Radio Walton Gaol 1910

Beckett Unbound 2024: Rough for Radio II and Panel Discussion

Spoken Word

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Rough for Radio II is a Beckett radio play written in French as Pochade radiophonique and first published in 1975. Beckett translated the work into English shortly before its BBC Radio 3 broadcast on his birthday (13th April 1976), in which Martin Esslin directed Harold Pinter, Billie Whitelaw and Patrick Magee.

The Beckett Festival version will be recorded in situ by inmates of HM Prison Liverpool (formerly Walton Gaol), directed by Vincent Higgins in collaboration with Simon Ruding (TiPP). The recorded work will be presented to a live audience with subsequent panel discussion in the Tung Auditorium.

Part of Beckett Unbound 2024.


Promoted by the Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool