Val staged First Love by Samuel Beckett at The Royal National Theatre in London as a one man performance given by Killian McKenna. The production then went on to play at The Nottingham Playhouse, before also being staged at The International Beckett Festival in Berlin. Val chose Schubert's Impromtu D935 Op.142 in B flat major as music in the performances, Schubert being Beckett's favourite composer.
Excerpt from the First Love Programme:
Val chose to include these personal words of Lindon's about Samuel Beckett in the First Love Programme. Beckett was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1969,