The Beckett Trilogy
(Molloy, Malone Dies, and The Unnamable by Samuel Beckett)
Watergate Theatre Kilkenny, Ireland
Ballina Arts Center County Mayo, Ireland
MOLLOY by Samuel Beckett
Nenagh Arts Centre Tipperary, Ireland
"Hegarty Lovett’s staging is bare with simple but incredibly effective lighting to reflect the protagonist’s state of mind, allowing all focus to lie on Lovett’s intriguing recital. A truly remarkable actor, he brings Beckett’s texts to life not only as if they were actually written for the stage, but as if they are his own jumbled streams of consciousness, both unwritten and unrehearsed. But the pinnacle of Lovett’s unique skills is that he manages to make something which can seem incredibly daunting become something accessible – a talent that cannot be overemphasized.
But the captivated audience is dutifully still and silent, and Lovett is well-deserving of the eruption of applause and standing ovation at the end." t.v.bomb.co.uk, January 2011
"Conor Lovett is considered by many critics to be the greatest Beckett interpreter alive today and judging by the standing ovation he received on Thursday evening from an Arts Festival audience that had been sitting in the same position for nigh on three hours, this reputation has been solidified." Australian Arts Hub, October 2010.