Actor Jude Law and director Anthony Minghella will honour the 100th anniversary of playwright SAMUEL BECKETT's birth at a charity production in Reading, England. Minghella will direct his COLD MOUNTAIN star alongside a cast including Alan Rickman and Lee Evans in a montage of Beckett excerpts at Reading Town Hall on Sunday (02APR06). However, rehearsal time for the show, which will raise money for MACmillan Cancer Relief, is limited. An insider says, "The cast will be directed by Anthony Minghella and will perform excerpts from Beckett's works. "Unfortunately, all the stars won't be able to rehearse together until mid-afternoon. Fortunately, all the actors are real pros." Beckett died in 1989 aged 83.