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There’s a rather interesting performance of Samuel Beckett’s Company set to take place in the Chapel Of The Holy Cross in Durham from Monday 16th until Friday 20th January, in a piece which invites the audience to take on the role of the central character by lying in a bed in a darkened chapel to hear a voice narrate the text in the darkness.

The event forms part of a programme of activity accompanying a Durham University exhibition and research project, Hearing the Voice, which explores the phenomenon of voice hearing (auditory hallucinations). With actor Peter Marinker filling the voice role, and just nine audience places available at each performance (though three performances per day), this is going to be an intimate and memorable experience. Company is a short narrative by Beckett in which the central character – a man, lying on his back in the dark – is spoken to by a mysterious, unrelenting voice which retells various memories from the man’s own life. Immersive and compelling, this free show will be unlike anything else.

Daily performances of Company will take place at 3pm, 5pm and 7pm from Monday 16th January until Friday 20th January at Chapel Of The Holy Cross, Durham. Tickets are free and full details are available at

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