Following a sold-out run at the Jermyn Street Theatre, Trevor Nunn's critically acclaimed production of Samuel Beckett's radio play ALL THAT FALL starring Eileen Atkins and Michael Gambon will transfer to the Arts Theatre from 6 November, opening on Thursday 8 November, for a strictly limited run of 23 performances, closing on 24 November.
Specially commissioned by the BBC as a radio play, ALL THAT FALL was first broadcast in 1957. Set in rural Ireland, the play follows Mrs Rooney (Eileen Atkins), struggling under her aged, rheumatic, large frame, on her way to meet her blind and ill-tempered husband (Michael Gambon) off the train. Along the way, she encounters Christy with his dung cart, old Tyler on his bicycle, Mr Slocum, a racecourse clerk, and Miss Fitt, a pious spinster. At once chilling and compassionate, intimate and expansive, ALL THAT FALL offers an inimitably idiosyncratic and at times hilarious perspective on loss, grief and old age.
Eileen Atkins and Michael Gambon are joined on stage by Oliver Barry-Brook, Ruairi Conaghan, Ian Conningham, Catherine Cusack, Aidan Dunlop, Frank Grimes, James Hayes and Gerard Horan.
ALL THAT FALL by Samuel Beckett is directed by Trevor Nunn, with sound by Paul Groothuis, design by Cherry Truluck and lighting by Phil Hewitt.
Richard Darbourne, Thelma Holt and Gene David Kirk will present the Jermyn Street Theatre production of ALL THAT FALL by Samuel Beckett at the Arts Theatre.