First Love

First Love

BECKETT IN LONDON, A festival of Beckett’s prose on stage featuring theatre, music and visual art.


Following their hugely successful run of Title and Deed by Will Eno at the Print Room last year, Gare St Lazare Ireland return with a festival of their acclaimed Beckett productions.

First Love is a short story from the same period as The End. A man recounts an episode early in his adulthood where, having been expelled from the family home, he meets a young woman on a bench. In order to rid himself of his infatuation with her he moves in with her. This is a perfect blend of Beckettian perversity and an inspired twist on the love story.

Critic reviews

Lovett’s supremely funny performance is such a pleasing triumph

The New York Times

Brilliantly, heart-rendingly performed by the great Irish actor and Beckett interpreter Conor Lovett

The Guardian

The subtle, superb Conor Lovett ... Elegantly directed by Judy Hegarty Lovett

The New Yorker

Perhaps our finest living interpreter of Beckett’s work.


Beautifully performed by acclaimed Beckett actor Conor Lovett


Date & time

Show ended
Wed 18 May, 7.30pm
Thu 26 May, 7.30pm
Thu 2 Jun, 7.30pm
Runtime: 1 hr 20 mins


103 Notting Hill Gate W11 3LB London, UK · Get Directions

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