All That Fall by Samuel Beckett

All That Fall by Samuel Beckett

A Radio Play

Directed by Trevor Nunn
Starring Michael Gambon and Eileen Atkins
Set and Costume Design by Cherry Truluck
Lighting Design by Phil Hewitt
Produced by Richard Darbourne Ltd
59E59 Theaters, New York (following runs at The Arts Theatre, London and Jermyn Street Theatre)

***** “Cherry Truluck’s set provides the requisite nondescript studio with its constellation of suspended microphones but it is also anchored by a stray shard of Mr. Slocum’s lorry cab, into which Mrs Rooney is burlesquely hoisted and as gently extracted. That may be the typical kind of prop that lends some context to what radio actors do, but there’s no denying that, as audio plays go, great care is paid to visuals here, from costumes (plenty of woolly jumpers, caps and tweed), to Trevor Nunn’s subtly dosed direction and use of space which is like a window opening from the grey walls of the recording booth onto a vast swath of fields behind.” Molly Grogan 2013, Exeunt Magazine

“This was written as a radio play and rather than alter it too much, Nunn and his able designers of set (Cherry Truluck), lighting (Phil Hewitt), and sound (Paul Groothuis) have created a sort of world in between the radio studio and the stage.” Andy Humm 2013, Gay City News

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