Nothing Happens (Twice)A show directed by Ursula Martinez and inspired by Samuel Beckett
Rough CutA show directed by Ursula Martinez and inspired by Samuel Beckett
Work currently under development.
Nothing Happens (Twice) is a journey of discovery into the real meaning of success and why we keep doing what we do, even in the face of failure. When the restrictions of the Beckett Estate prevented us from making our own version of Waiting for Godot and wrecked our plans for a sure fire route to the big time, we decided instead to use the play as a pretext to examine our motives as creators.
Nothing Happens (Twice) is a two-hander by performance duo Patricia Rodriguez and Mercè Ribot and led by Olivier Award-winning artist, Ursula Martinez.
In June 2019, we presented work in progress as part of Ovalhouse’s FirstBites season, to regional programmers Salisbury Arts Centre and to the Audience Club at Proteus Creation Space in Basingstoke.
This is show is in its final stage of development, with the premiere at Salisbury Playhouse planned for March 2021 followed by a UK tour of venues that include South Street Arts in Reading, Plymouth Drum, Proteus in Basingstoke, Oxford Playhouse, Harrogate Theatre and the Lowry in Salford, supported by a range of audience development activities.
To book this show in your venue or for more production details contact us.
“I really enjoyed Rough Cut and its dual narrative – the rejection of the orthodoxy while searching for recognition and achievement, and the echoes of Godot. I can see this dual narrative playing out beautifully over a full-length show”.
Performers: Mercè Ribot and Patricia Rodriguez
Director: Úrsula Martínez
Dramaturg: Adam Brace
Designer: Verity Quinn
Composer: John Biddle
Lighting: Simon Bond
Movement: Stephen Harper
Producer: Sarah-Jane Watkinson, Outer Circle Arts
Designer: Charlotte Espiner
Lighting: Pablo Baz
With additional support from: Michael Crean, Dan Lees & Okorie Chukwu