Not Like Beckett

by Michael Watts

Meet Walter Walloon Beckett! An all-singing, all-dancing, comedian extraordinaire. The last of the famous Beckett clan. And he’s a rabbit…! With his lucky rabbit foot stuck in a trap on top of a hilltop in outback Australia, Walter has plenty of time to reflect on his less than exemplary life, and his unrequited love for a bilby named Boo Boo.

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Meet Walter Walloon Beckett! An all-singing, all-dancing, comedian extraordinaire. The last of the famous Beckett clan. And he’s a rabbit…! With his lucky rabbit foot stuck in a trap on top of a hilltop in outback Australia, Walter has plenty of time to reflect on his less than exemplary life, and his unrequited love for a bilby named Boo Boo.

Michael Watt’s unique play is a raw and dangerously funny reflection on the colonization of Australia. Playful and razor sharp in turns, Not Like Beckett explores what it is to love and be human, albeit in a ‘bunny’ sort of way.

Reviews

"Watts’ language evokes the beautiful desolation of outback landscapes and provides a thoughtful subtext on the bleak marriage between colonial romanticism and indigenous extinction."

The Age

"Not Like Beckett is the ultimate tragicomedy for you if you love to sit around after a show and chat about what you’ve seen – and you’ll want to. Not Like Beckett delves into all sorts of philosophies and ‘isms’ that require further discussion. It’s not a play you can walk away from and not provoke chatter."

Australian Stage

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