For over 20 years actor Conor Lovett and director Judy Hegarty Lovett have been the joint artistic directors of Gare St Lazare Ireland, an Irish theatre company with a repertory of 17 Beckett titles, as well as a solo adaptation of Moby Dick and, Title and Deed by Will Eno. The company has enjoyed fruitful collaborations with artists, designers, composers, musicians, actors, writers and film-makers. Its sustained exploration of the work of Samuel Beckett and particularly his prose (novels and short stories), has seen it perform all over the world.
Gare St Lazare's production, in association with Signature Theatre New York, of Title and Deed by Will Eno, was listed at no. 4 by both The New York Times and The New Yorker Magazine in their top ten best shows of 2012. In 2014 Title and Deed toured to Edinburgh where it won The Stage Award for Acting Excellence. Also in 2014 First Love by Samuel Beckett toured to London where it received nominations for Best Director (Judy Hegarty Lovett) and Best Male Performance (Conor Lovett).
In 2015 Gare St Lazare Ireland performed Title and Deed at The Print Room in London, The Beckett Trilogy at Samuel Beckett Summer School at Trinity College Dublin, and Waiting For Godot at Skirball Center NYU and The End and Here All Night at the Lincoln Center's White Light Festival also in New York.
In 2016 the company toured a programme of their latest work as well as work from their repertory to Paris, Belfast, London and Boston with the support of Culture Ireland.
Gare St Lazare Ireland are currently in their third year as Artists in Residence at Everyman Theatre Cork with the support by The Arts Council of Ireland and Cork City Council Arts Office.