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Gare St Lazare Players Ireland is Ireland's most travelled theatre company and has a reputation for artistic excellence. The collaborative output of joint artistic directors Judy Hegarty Lovett (director) and Conor Lovett (actor) has earned an international reputation for entirely accessible and faithful renditions of Beckett's prose. The company have represented Irish culture in more venues worldwide than any other Irish theatre company. In all they have performed at over 60 venues in Ireland and at a further 80 worldwide on six continents.

The company's repertory includes 2013's Waiting For Godot and Here All Night and the solo performances, Title and Deed by Will Eno, Moby Dick adapted by Lovett/Hegarty Lovett, The Good Thief by Conor McPherson, Swallow by Michael Harding and over 18 Samuel Beckett titles including the prose pieces: Molloy, Malone Dies, The Unnamable, Lessness, Worstward Ho, Texts for Nothing, Enough, First Love, The End & The Calmative and the plays Waiting For Godot, Rockaby, A Piece of Monologue and all seven of Beckett's radio plays.

In 2006 the company produced new versions of Beckett's 7 radio plays in association with RTE (Ireland's state broadcaster) for The Beckett Centenary Festival. In 2009 Lovett and Hegarty Lovett adapted Moby Dick as a solo performance which toured to 28 theatres in Ireland and has also accepted invitations to National Theatre of Bulgaria, California International Theatre Festival, Rubicon Theatre (Ventura), New Haven International Festival of Art & Ideas and London Literature Festival at The South Bank Centre.

In 2014 the company toured Title and Deed to Edinburgh Festival (winning The Stage Award for Acting Excellence), and First Love to The Arcola Theatre London (Nominated for Best Direction and Best Male Performance in the Off West End Awards) and Waiting For Godot toured to Shanghai, China (Shanghai International Drama Festival Award). In 2015 Title and Deed toured to London and Waiting For Godot toured to New York along with The End and Here All Night.

TOURING POLICY

TOURING POLICY: All work is conceived to tour and new work tours first in Ireland and then internationally. 12 years of continued international touring coupled with the portability of the work can allow for a short lead-in time. 8 of the last 12 productions have toured Ireland and recent years have seen tours to Argentina, Bulgaria, China, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Israel, Poland, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, UK and the USA. Waiting For Godot is a touring company of 10 (5 cast & 5 Production team) and can require a 24 hour get-in.

Here All Night is a touring company of 11 including a choir of 3 which can be increased with local singers. Solo Repertory - Touring company of 1 - 2 persons. Get-in time max 6 hours one day in advance of first performance. Will adapt to all stages. Basic lighting and sound requirements. The company can provide mini-seasons of Beckett to tie in with a main festival and Conor Lovett can also offer a masterclass on solo performance and post-show talkbacks.

GARE ST LAZARE PLAYERS IRELAND TEAM

Artistic Director Judy Hegarty-Lovett
Artistic Director Conor Lovett
Associate Producer Maura O'Keeffe

PRODUCTIONS BY GARE ST LAZARE PLAYERS IRELAND

  • Title And Deed by Will Eno (The Barn 2011)

  • The Calmative by Judy Hegarty-Lovett, Conor Lovett (Cork Opera House 2010)

  • Moby Dick by Judy Hegarty-Lovett, Conor Lovett (The Mall Arts Centre 2009)

  • The End by Judy Hegarty-Lovett, Conor Lovett ( First performed in the Parade Tower, Kilkenny Castle. 2008)

  • Swallow by Michael Harding ( First performed at Dublin City Gallery, Dublin. 2003)

  • So Much Water So Close To Home by Judith Burnett ( First performed at Nero's Nightclub, Kilkenny for the Kilkenny Arts Festival in 2001. 2001)

  • The Beckett Trilogy by Judy Hegarty-Lovett, Conor Lovett ( First performed at The Parade Tower, Kilkenny for the Kilkenny Arts Festival 2001. 2001)

  • Malone Dies by Judy Hegarty-Lovett, Conor Lovett ( First performed at The Parade Tower, Kilkenny for the Kilkenny Arts Festival 2000. 2000)

  • The Three Legged Fool by Anthony Ryan (Andrews Lane Theatre 1999)

  • Molloy by Judy Hegarty-Lovett, Conor Lovett ( Premiered at the Battersea Arts Centre, London. 1996)

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