Following two highly successful sold-out runs in London in 2012 at the Jermyn Street and Arts Theatres, Trevor Nunn’s critically acclaimed production of Samuel Beckett’s radio play ALL THAT FALL starring Eileen Atkins and Michael Gambon will have a limited run at 59E59 Theaters in New York from Tuesday 5 November to Sunday 8 December 2013.
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 will be joined in the Off Broadway production by Ruairi Conaghan, Catherine Cusack and Frank Grimes from the original London productions, with further casting to be announced.
ALL THAT FALL by Samuel Beckett is directed by Trevor Nunn, with sound by Paul Groothuis and design by Cherry Truluck.
ALL THAT FALL by Samuel Beckett will be presented at 59E59 Theaters by Richard Darbourne Limited and Jermyn Street Theatre in association with Gene David Kirk.
59E59 Theaters is run by Artistic Director Elysabeth Kleinhans and Executive Producer Peter Tear.