Stephen Dillane, Conor Lovett and Mel Mercier will star in Gare St Lazare Ireland’s interpretation of Samuel Beckett’s prose piece How It Is (Part One), which runs from 3 to 19 May. The piece follows a man, lying in the mud in the dark. Gare St Lazare Ireland return to the Print Room following the Beckett In London festival in 2016
The award-winning writer Don DeLillo‘s Love Lies Bleeding will run at the venue from 9 November to 8 December, directed by Jack McNamara. The piece follows an artist who has a major stroke in the south-western desert.
Abbey Wright will direct the first major UK production of Albert Camus’ The Outsider, adapted by Booker Prize-winning poet and novelist Ben Okri. It tells the tale of Meursault, a man only able to speak the truth, and runs from 14 September to 13 October.
From 1 to 30 June, Lars Norén’s Terminal 3 and Act will run as a double bill directed by Anthony Neilson . Translated from the original Swedish by Marita Lindholm Gochman, Terminal 3 explores loss and living among couples while Act is about a female prisoner on a hunger strike.
The National Theatre of Norway will present Ibsen’s Little Eyolf from 19 to 21 April. Directed by Sofia Jupither and performed in Norwegian with English surtitles, the show is about a failing marriage and a crippled boy.
Teresa and Andrzej Welminski will direct The Comet, a piece inspired by the life of writer Bruno Schulz. Performed in English and Polish with English surtitles, the production runs from 20 to 24 March. It follows a town panicking about a falling comet.
From 6 to 17 March, the Russell Maliphant Company will present four duets with a video installation by Maliphant and Fouras of a work conceived and shot by Tim Etchells and Hugo Glendinning.
Artistic director Anda Winters said: “These are plays from around the world that look at the inner working of the human soul, performed in startling, visceral productions that take you into other minds in startling and sometimes shocking ways, and ask questions that we all grapple with.”