Krapp's Last Tape  
Krapp's Last Tape

by Samuel Beckett

Directed by Robert Pennant Jones

Tuesday 25th - Saturday 29th January, 2022

At the Tower Theatre, Stoke Newington

Photography by David Sprecher

Cast List

Krapp : John Chapman


Production Team

Director : Robert Pennant Jones
Costume Design : Sheila Burbidge
Lighting Design : Stephen Ley
Sound Design : Laurence Tuerk

Stage Manager : Richard Davies
Lighting and Sound Operator : Laurence Tuerk

John Chapman
John Chapman works (occasionally) as a freelance education consultant, writer and copy editor. Prior to this he worked at the "chalkface" for rather longer than he cares to remember. He first took to the stage as a schoolboy pretending to be a Greek frog. Decades later he has found himself involved with over 150 productions. Favourite acting roles along the way have been Hector in The History Boys, Norman in The Norman Conquests, Felix in Humble Boy and Mr Micawber in David Copperfield. Most memorable of all was when he got to play Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream in the Tower Theatre's collaboration with the Royal Shakespeare Company. His most recent appearances at the Tower were as Falstaff in The Merry Wives Of Windsor and one of the reders in Jubilee Voices. Best directing jobs have been with The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, Lord of The Flies, Glorious! and ten works by Alan Ayckbourn. Most recently he was in the Tower director’s chair for the anarchic Rules For Living. John has always been interested in the world of drama and has served as a panellist for professional stage awards. He has recently expanded his theatre reviewing via his blog 2nd from Bottom and, during the pandemic, has become something of an expert on the subject of online theatre having seen and reviewed a new show every day since April 1st, 2020. During the pandemic he has also kept himself busy by co-ordinating Virtual Tower – an initiative for the company which has mounted over thirty shows online including the OffWestEnd award nominated Metamorphosis In Lockdown.
  Robert Pennant Jones
Robert Pennant Jones joined the Tower in 1962 and has been involved as an actor or director in around 50 shows. His recent roles include King Lear, Prospero in The Tempest and The Old Man in Doctor Faustus. His directorial debut at the Tower, in 1963, was Waiting for Godot; since then he has directed and/or acted in all of Beckett's major plays. He met Beckett in 1975. His most recent production as Director was Happy Days which completed his cycle of directing all of Beckett's longer plays. He produced The Genius of Christopher Marlowe for the Rose Theatre Trust with an illustrious cast of classical actors, including five theatrical knights. Last year he published First ACT Shakespeare.