A theatrical journey into darkness

22nd March to 9th April . 6pm & 8pm . Duration 65 minutes · Strictly no latecomers
25 Stalls (same level as actors who move among you) 15 Balcony (the performance takes place below you)

Due to the success of the run at Wilton's, All That Fall will transfer to Arts Theatre from 13th April - 14th May 2016. Book tickets at artstheatrewestend.co.uk

Out of Joint and the Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival present an extraordinarily atmospheric theatrical experience.

Samuel Beckett described his radio plays as “coming out of the dark”. Now, internationally acclaimed director Max Stafford-Clark is literally taking blindfolded audiences into darkness for a rare live production of Beckett’s first radio play.

In 2015, All That Fall was chosen by Guardian's chief critic, Michael Billington, for his book The 101 Greatest Plays. It is a play about faltering journeys: an elderly woman’s slow walk to a country station to meet her husband on his birthday, and the people who help and hinder her; her blind husband’s train ride home – and the strange event that delays it, keeping them apart in more ways than one. 

Tony Award-winner Bríd Brennan will play the unforgettable Maddy Rooney – crotchety and funny, self pitying and self-important, and defiant in her small, strained act of love. Inspired by memories of Beckett’s native Foxrock, All That Fall is a playful, enjoyable and mysterious journey of words and sounds.

Sound Designer: Dyfan Jones

Please note that blindfolds (provided) must be worn.

They like it

  • A rarely performed work delivered in a unique and exciting format. Don’t miss it!

    ***** Everything Theatre

  • This long-ignored piece strikes me as Beckett’s best play… it comes to vivid life... It works brilliantly

    ****. The Guardian

  • It's a lovely, lilting, fresh air sort of a script shot through with pain of death

    Michael Coveney (What's On Stage)

  • ... an experience to be cherished

    ****. The Times

  • ... blindfolds prompt you to sink, quietly, into this richly layered piece

    ****. Financial Times

  • ... a uniquely intimate sort of surround sound

    ****. Evening Standard

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