THE Citizens Theatre are closing out their spring season with two miniature Samuel Beckett plays.
Gerrard Murphy returns to the stage to play the leading roles in the stripped-back productions.
Krapp’s Last Tape, in which a man looks back on his life on the occasion of his 69th birthday, as recorded on tape, will be staged alongside Footfalls, a rarely performed study of isolation in which one woman paces back and forth in conversation with her critically ill mother.
Murphy has appeared in more than 20 Citizens productions.
He last performed there in 1998, returning to the role of Macbeth, directed by Robert David
Murphy said: “It’s like coming home. I started my career at the Citizens Theatre.
“In the 70s, I came for three months and stayed for three years and I’m still coming back.”
Gerard is also known for his connections with the Royal Shakespeare Company as well as many TV and film credits.
Joining Gerard for this double bill is Kathryn Howden, in the lead role of May in Footfalls.
The double bill will be performed from today until June 9. Tickets cost £12 to £19 and can be booked by calling 429 0022.