All That Fall

Samuel Beckett's radio play, originally commissioned in 1957. Ostensibly an anecdote set in a rural community in IRELAND, the play is a careful synthesis of speech, sound and silence, constructed with Beckett's unique blend of desperate humour and despairing tragedy. With Anna Manahan (Mrs Rooney), Pat Laffan (Christy), David Kelly (Mr Tyler), John Kavanagh (Mr Slocum), Michael Devaney (Tommy), James Ellis (Mr Barrell), Jean Ann Crowley (Miss Fitt), Sharon Hogan (Female voice/Dolly), Niall Toibin (Mr Rooney), Dan Colley (Jerry). Directed by Bill Bryden.

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19570113
19570113
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Samuel Beckett's playful and mysterious journey of words and sounds.

A playful, mysterious journey of words and sounds - one of Samuel Beckett's most naturalistic plays, inspired by memories of his native Foxrock in Ireland.

All That Fall is a play about faltering journeys - an old woman sets out to greet her husband at the station on his birthday, only for events to take a deeply unsettling turn...

Tony Award-winner Bríd Brennan leads the cast as the unforgettable Maddy Rooney - crotchety and funny, self pitying and self-important, and defiant in her small, strained act of love. Beckett described his radio plays as "coming out of the dark".

Internationally acclaimed director Max Stafford-Clark takes the listener on a rare radiophonic journey. This production was created for the Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival and is now brought to Radio 4.

Written by Samuel Becket

Sound Design by Dyfan Jones
Directed by Max Stafford-Clark

An Out of Joint Theatre production and produced for radio by Catherine Bailey.
A Catherine Bailey production for BBC Radio 4.

Samuel Beckett's playful and mysterious journey of words and sounds.

A playful, mysterious journey of words and sounds - one of Samuel Beckett's most naturalistic plays, inspired by memories of his native Foxrock in Ireland.

All That Fall is a play about faltering journeys - an old woman sets out to greet her husband at the station on his birthday, only for events to take a deeply unsettling turn...

Tony Award-winner Bríd Brennan leads the cast as the unforgettable Maddy Rooney - crotchety and funny, self pitying and self-important, and defiant in her small, strained act of love. Beckett described his radio plays as "coming out of the dark".

Internationally acclaimed director Max Stafford-Clark takes the listener on a rare radiophonic journey. This production was created for the Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival and is now brought to Radio 4.

Written by Samuel Becket

Sound Design by Dyfan Jones
Directed by Max Stafford-Clark

An Out of Joint Theatre production and produced for radio by Catherine Bailey.
A Catherine Bailey production for BBC Radio 4.

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