All That Fall:
All That Fall plays at Arts Theatre
6-7 Great Newport Street, London, WC2H 7JB
Seating chart & directions
A radio play by Samuel Beckett. After its sell-out 5 star success Jermyn Street Theatre is proud to announce the West-End transfer of All That Fall starring Eileen Atkins and Michael Gambon by Samuel Beckett and directed by Trevor Nunn.
All That Fall follows the journey of old and unwieldy Mrs Rooney as she drags herself towards a railway station on Saturday lunchtime to meet her blind husband on his way back from the office to guide him home. But his train is mysteriously delayed and she can't seem to get a straight answer as to why. Along the way she passes the time of day with a man with a dung cart and a man with a bicycle. A third man with a motor-car offers her a lift and a church-struck spinster helps her up the station steps.
All That fall was written as a radio play for the BBC and first broadcast in 1957. This is the first time the play has been seen in this country, as the Beckett Estate has not agreed to authorise a conventional stage production. Director Trevor Nunn is therefore presenting the play as if we were watching a group of actors recording the piece for a radio transmission. They perform with scripts in their hands, there are visible microphones, and a host of sound effects, ranging from farmyard animals to hissing steam locomotives.
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