Meet Walter Walloon Beckett! An all-singing, all-dancing, comedian extraordinaire. The last of the famous Beckett clan. And he’s a rabbitâ€¦!
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.
Michael Watts began writing plays in 2001 and his work was one of the driving forces behind the inception of Red Dust Theatre in Alice Springs. Not Like Beckett is one of the most produced new Australian works of recent years, with productions at Malthouse Theatre in Melbourne (2006), Deckchair Theatre in Freemantle (2007), Red Dust Theatre in Alice Springs (2007), Northern Rivers Performing Arts (NORPA) in Lismore (2007) and the Darwin Theatre Company (2007).