The Samuel Beckett Laboratory is a space for fundamental research into the works of Samuel Beckett in performance, hosted each summer by the Samuel Beckett Summer School. In this special interdisciplinary event in partnership with the Science Gallery, we invite anyone interested in Beckett's works — especially his late prose piece Worstward Ho and the idea of "failure" as it developed across the manuscripts — to join an ensemble of students, scholars, performers, directors, designers, and technicians to experiment with problems, processes, and philosophies in the practice of Beckettian performance. In this approach facilitated by Jonathan Heron (Warwick University) and Nicholas Johnson (TCD), performance is viewed not only as an end in itself, but is also used as a research method. The textual focus of the Laboratory is not limited to Beckett’s plays, but also extends to a variety of Beckettian voices, voids, fragments, and fizzles, to discover what occurs when these are embodied in a specific time and space. Interest in performance as a praxis is the sole prerequisite; this laboratory is absolutely open to non-professionals.