Not I

Theatre, Experimental
Not I, Touretteshero
© James Lyndsay

Time Out says

Cult performer Jess Thom – who has Tourettes – tackles Beckett's notoriously difficult monologue

Samuel Beckett's technically exacting 'floating mouth' monologue 'Not I' recently did the rounds in a superlative production starring Lisa Dwan. One might suppose there was no real point in bringing it back any time soon, simply because the Beckett estate takes a notoriously dim view of anything different being done to his plays. But this looks fascinating: Jess Thom – who has Tourettes, and has achieved great accliam with the anarchic project Touretteshero – tackles Beckett's precise, complicated verse in what is being descibed as 'a theatrical experience the explores neurodiversity, asking who is allowed to perform what and who gets the final say'. It's hard to imagine this will be anything other than a fascinating and wild new take on a piece usually defined by its total precision.



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