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#1 Alf

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 09:50 AM

Dame Eileen Atkins and Sir Michael Gambon will be starring in a production of Samuel Beckett's 1957 radio play at the Jermyn Street Theatre from 9th October to 3rd November 2012. The stage premiere of this one act play will be directed by Sir Trevor Nunn.

An extremely short run at a very small theatre, especially considering the names involved. 29 performances at a 70 seat venue equates to 2100 seats, so grab them will they're hot!!

More details on the BBC News website here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk...t-arts-18233531
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Posted 28 May 2012 - 10:51 AM

You're a star whoever you are. Thanks, I've booked. Saw the two of them in a two hander a while back - was it about a train journey ? and it was electric.

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 11:00 AM

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#4 xanderl

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 11:53 AM

Thanks!

So, a one act radio play - presumably original running time less than an hour, no doubt Sir Trev will spin it out to three hours or so!
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Posted 28 May 2012 - 12:13 PM

Many thanks Alf.  I booked a couple of tickets.
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Posted 28 May 2012 - 12:23 PM

Dame Eileen Atkins and Sir Michael Gambon play Mrs and Mr Rooney. Who will Sir Trev cast as their son Wayne?

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 12:39 PM

Trevor Nunn says:

"For many years I have been hoping to present Samuel Beckett’s extraordinary radio play 'All That Fall' on stage. The Jermyn Street Theatre is the perfect intimate space for this unique project, as I attempt to recreate the studio circumstances for which the play was written."

Intrigued to know what that means exactly - "studio circumstances" for a radio play - that they will sit there reading it from the script maybe ?

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 02:25 PM

Yes - from the Guardian

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However, Nunn has finally received permission for the Beckett estate provided that it be staged as a live radio play, with actors performing into microphones.

http://www.guardian....ing?INTCMP=SRCH
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Posted 28 May 2012 - 03:13 PM

Oh.  Wish I hadn't booked now.  Anyone want two tickets, Thursday the 25th Oct?  Can anyone explain the point of this?  I saw a similar thing at the Orange Tree recently and it was quite dull.
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Posted 28 May 2012 - 05:32 PM

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View Postdude-1981, on 28 May 2012 - 03:13 PM, said:

Can anyone explain the point of this?
Certainly, Trevor Nunn and the Beckett estate. Possibly, Eileen Atkins and Michael Gambon. Probably not, Wayne Rooney.




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