All That Fall

by Samuel Beckett


28 29 30 July 2021 Time 7.30pm

A radio play available on Vimeo

Booking details below. Tickets free


Director Roxana Ciurean

LICENCE:

This amateur production of "All That Fall" is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd. www.concordtheatricals.co.uk


Programme:


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About the play:


Samuel Beckett’s ‘All That Fall’ is a radio drama commissioned by the BBC in 1956 and first broadcast on the Third Programme in 1957. Marking the arrival of the avant-garde and experimental drama on the BBC in the second half of the 20th Century, Beckett’s first use of radio in the production of a play caused a profound shift in the aesthetics of listening. First in a growing body of work, ‘All That Fall’ had far-reaching implications, from the technological advances in the BBC radio drama broadcasting to the contemporary-classical music of Phillip Glass. Above all, it explored the aural-centered relationship between the act of external listening (of sounds, music, and silences) and internal hearing (of character and listener’s inner voices) which is still inspiring today. The play follows the agonizing journey of elderly Maddy Rooney as she ventures along a country road to surprise her blind husband at the train station for his birthday. Along the way she meets an array of local people, some of them friendly, some of them not so much, all traveling in the same direction. When Maddy finally arrives at the station she is disconcerted to find her husband’s train is late. This event prompts much speculation and worry from Mrs. Rooney and other people at the station. When the train finally arrives, Mr. Rooney is cold and distant. Their slow and precarious journey back home is punctuated with Mr. Rooney’s tale of what happened to delay the service. But his account of the event and the half explanation that follows only increase its uncertainty and vagueness, leaving the audience once again in the dark.


CAST


MRS ROONEY (MADDY), A LADY IN HER SEVENTIES – Ali Bakewell CHRISTY, A CARTER – Dom Gaskell MR TYLER, A RETIRED BILL-BROKER – Jerome Foley MR SLOCUM, CLERK OF THE RACECOURSE – Andy Bakewell TOMMY, A PORTER – Calum Sharp MR BARRELL, A STATION-MASTER – Tim Farrow MISS FITT, A LADY IN HER THIRTIES – Amanda Pearce A FEMALE VOICE – Rachel Ross DOLLY, A SMALL GIRL – Rachel Ross MR ROONEY (DAN), HUSBAND OF MRS ROONEY, BLIND – Dave Cochrane JERRY, A SMALL BOY – Dom Gaskell


CREW


Director Mentor - Ali Bakewell

Sound design - Calum Sharpe

Production Manager - Rob Dixon

Box Office - Jacky Tivers

Technical Assistant - Dom Gaskell

Poster Design - Annie Haley

Publicity - Rob Dixon and Tony Tenniswood


BOOKING

Book at:

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Important Information about bookings and links:


This is an audio performance and you will receive a link 24 hours before the booked performance date. Tickets are free of charge. The broadcast platform is Vimeo for which you do not need to have an account. You simply need to click the link to listen via your phone, computer, web-enabled TV, or other device. You should use the link only at the time and date specified. If you log in early you may need to try again at the exact performance time. Do not worry if you miss the start, as you will be able to re-wind to the beginning and listen to the whole performance. You can listen on the performance date booked, but the link you receive will not work on any other day. You may receive other emails confirming your booking, but only the email from the West Bridgford Dramatic Society will contain the valid link for your show.