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Actors announced for Beckett in Folkestone

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We are delighted to confirm an all star cast are set to take part in Beckett in Folkestone. Performing new written works by Helen Oyeyemi, Rupert Thomson and Eimear McBride will be Jade Anouka, Russell Tovey and Harriet Walter 

Beckett in Folkestone is an immersive multimedia experience for an audience of one at a time, inspired by a curious event in the life of one of the greatest writers in history. Set to be one of the highlights of this summer's Folkestone Book Festival, Beckett in Folkestone invites you to step back in time to 1961. 

On 25 March 1961, following a fortnight of dodging reporters, hiding from the public and generally ‘trying to be invisible’ in Folkestone, Nobel laureate, novelist and playwright Samuel Beckett was married to his long-time partner Suzanne Deschevaux-Dumesnil at a secret ceremony in the town’s Registry Office.

Inspired by this little-known moment in Beckett’s life, Beckett in Folkestone will take place over the weekends of 4-6 and 11-13 June. The festival audience will be invited to follow Beckett’s footsteps around Folkestone, guided into a hotel on the Leas, on to a pub and finishing at the Registry of Births, Death and Marriages. At each location, they will hear new fictional monologues, written by Helen Oyeyemi, Rupert Thomson and Eimear McBride

The monologues will be presented as short films in each location featuring an all star cast. We are delighted to annoucne that Jade Anouka (His Dark Materials, Small Axe), Russell Tovey (The History Boys, Years and Years) and Harriet Walter (Atonement, Killing Eve) will be featuring in Beckett in Folkestone. 

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