by Samuel Beckett
We’re delighted to announce that our award winning production of Samuel Beckett’s radio play, All That Fall, will return to Dublin in April for a run at the Samuel Beckett Theatre.
All That Fall has been programmed as part of the artistic programme of the IETM Spring Plenary Meeting (http://ietm.org/dublin) (11-14 April 2013). Over 500 professionals from over 40 countries are expected to attend the meeting, including directors, managers and staff from theatre and dance companies of the highest international standing; venue and festival programmers; international cultural organisations, training and information centres, funders and support networks.
A life of unending misery in a world devoid of God, now that’s funny.
All That Fall is a multi-layered composition of voices that can be experienced as a black comedy, a murder mystery, a cryptic literary riddle or a quasi-musical score, but that gains from being experienced in Pan Pan’s uniquely atmospheric, theatrically tuned listening chamber.
“Do not imagine, because I am silent, that I am not present.”
Directed by Gavin Quinn
Lighting and set design by Aedín Cosgrove
Sound design by Jimmy Eadie
Produced by Aoife White
Andrew Bennett, Phelim Drew, John Kavanagh, Áine Ní Mhuirí, Robbie O’Connor, Joey O’Sullivan, David Pearse, Daniel Reardon and Judith Roddy
“Gavin Quinn’s radical production goes further in honoring the spirit of Beckett’s wish, situating the play in the realm of pure imagination.” The New York Times
“Just when it seems that there are no new ways to experience theater, the BAM Next Wave Festival finds an innovative company ready to reinvent the communal event. Dublin’s Pan Pan Theatre Company is occupying the new BAM Fishman Space with an immersive and overpowering production of Samuel Beckett’s rarely performed 1957 radio play All That Fall”. Backstage
“Beckett wanted sound to be the main focus, of course, and asked for all kinds of sound effects that designer Jimmy Eadie abundantly supplies.” The Huffington Post
“Without live performers, we’re the ones who make this a theatrical occasion: In the half-dark room, we’re all part of the scenery. And it’s fascinating to watch your fellow listeners, haloed by ambient light, hang on Beckett’s words—many of which are about the terrible effects of time on the human body—or ponder his vast silences. The production toys with the borders between inside and outside the mind: As the wry voices sound in the gloom, it’s sometimes as if we’re inside the characters’ heads, or they’re inside ours.” The Village Voice
“This tension is perfectly judged – it is not enough to distract from the fine performances and Beckett’s bleakly funny text, but it is enough to justify the whole idea of listening to them inside a controlled and designed environment.” Fintan O’Toole, The Irish Times
“Pan Pan provide an experience that is genuinely different from anything you’ll have encountered in the theatre before … Under Gavin Quinn’s direction, the company also provides an excellent performance of the play – perhaps even an exemplary one”
Irish Theatre Magazine
Winner of Best Sound Design and Best Lighting Design, Irish Times Theatre Awards 2011