Come and Go

The third venue for performances of Come and Go by Samuel Beckett in a production by the Mark Morris Dance Group, this one en plein air. Cherry Island is a little strip of land, but not an island, running by the river Erne and the island of Enniskillen itself just over the fairly modern Johnston Bridge and close to the site of the new home of the South West College. 

Mark Morris

Cherry Island

Unamplified, only a slight wind and the sound of quiet traffic from the nearby roads whooshing by, this was a beautiful setting, lily pads behind the “stage” even. I sincerely hope this brand new production is picked up by big theatres such as the Barbican in London and in New York and nearer home into the west in Sligo or Galway should there be any plans to tour more. If not being there was always about capturing the now as ever. It did. Pitch perfect. So good. SG.

Mark Morris middle picture. Some of the audience and two of the cast, the third obscured, top. Above, the setting minutes before the 11am performance. See also: Steele Hall show. Photos: marlbank.