All That Fall

Wiltons Music Hall

All That Fall

22 Mar 2016 - 09 Apr 2016

£10.00 - £25.00

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6 reviews

3.7 out of 5.0
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A bawdy and unpredictable tale charting the faltering journey of elderly Maddy Rooney as she ventures along a country road to surprise her blind husband at the train station for his birthday treat.

Along the way she is helped and hindered by a series of colourful characters; but when she is united with her husband, she is confronted with a strange and harrowing event that makes him seem a stranger.

Beckett's one-act radio play, first broadcast in 1957, has been adapted for live performance, with audiences being blindfolded as the cast move about them in the auditorium, their voices joined by a surround-sound design.

 

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“It works brilliantly... Beckett's graveyard wit has the audience constantly chuckling.. Comes to vivid life. ”

Michael Billington (The Guardian)

“Highly effective staging of Beckett’s celebrated radio play that makes a virtue of its simplicity. ”

Tom Wicker (Time Out, The Stage, Telegraph)

“Reassuringly old-fashioned yet beguiling production, heard from under a blindfold... An experience to be cherished. ”

Kate Maltby (The Times)

“A uniquely intimate sort of surround sound... The actors, evocative of voice, are fiercely committed to their parts. ”

Fiona Mountford (Evening Standard)

“A lovely, lilting, fresh air sort of a script shot through with pain of death... it is a treat to hear Brennan as Mrs Rooney. ”

Michael Coveney (What's on Stage, The Stage, Independent)

“Ingeniously simple... Fascinating and somewhat maddening... Not being able to see accentuates the hints of darkness. ”

Andrzej Lukowski (Time Out)

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