No’s Knife

No’s Knife

  • From Saturday, 10 June 2017
  • To Saturday, 17 June 2017
  • Showing on Abbey stage
  • Running time: 1 hour and 10 minutes with no interval

No’s Knife

An Abbey Theatre and Old Vic Production, No’s Knife is a selection of Samuel Beckett’s Texts for Nothing Conceived and performed by Lisa Dwan


Following its world premiere at The Old Vic in London, the astonishing No’s Knife opens for a limited run only.


‘Where would I go, if I could go, who would I be, if I could be, what would I say, if I had a voice, who says this, saying it’s me?’

A lone figure. A voice searching in the dark for who it is and why it speaks. Lisa Dwan offers a searing personal and political vision of Beckett’s most original work: Texts for Nothing.

Filled with piercing insight, rage, wit and humour, No’s Knife is an extraordinary journey into the heart of Beckett, unlocking his contemporary relevance to gender, identity and the human condition. It is an invitation to look at ourselves, and to ask who, or whom, am I?

Audience Feedback

Lisa Dwan interview with Joe Murphy


The Old Vic Trailer


Lisa Dwan interview with the BBC – Discussing the inspiration behind No’s Knife


Booking Information for No’s Knife

Dates: 10 – 17 June
Preview: 10 June
on the Abbey stage

Times: Mon – Sat 7.30pm, Matinees Sat 2pm
Tickets: €13 – €45 / Conc. €13 – €25

To book for a group of 6+ call (01) 87 97 266

No’s Knife was developed and performed as part of the White Light Festival 2015 presented by Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

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