After a sold-out run at the Jermyn Street Theatre in London, Samuel Beckett’s radio play All That Fall is heading to the West End. Directed by Trevor Nunn and starring four-time Tony nominee Eileen Atkins and Tony nominee Michael Gambon, All That Fall will open November 8 at the Arts Theatre and play a limited engagement through November 24.
In addition to Atkins and Gambon, All That Fall stars Oliver Barry-Brook, Ruairi Conaghan, Ian Conningham, Catherine Cusack, Aiden Dunlop, Frank Grimes, James Hayes and Gerard Horan. All That Fall was first broadcast on BBC radio in 1957, after being commissioned by the network as a radio play. Set in rural Ireland, All That Fall is the touching and funny story of Mrs. Rooney (Atkins), an overweight, aging and rheumatic woman who is on her way to meet her blind, ill-tempered husband (Gambon) at the train. On her way, she encounters a kooky cast of characters.
All That Fall features sound by Paul Groothuis, design by Cherry Truluck and lighting by Phil Hewitt.
Atkins earned Tony nominations for The Retreat From Moscow, Indiscretions, Vivat! Vivat Regina! and her breakthrough role, The Killing of Sister George. Her additional Broadway credits include Doubt, The Night of the Tribades and The Promise. Atkins’ film and TV credits include Cold Mountain, Robin Hood, Cold Comfort Farm and What a Girl Wants.
Gambon earned a Tony nomination for Skylight. Best known as Professor Dumbledore in the Harry Potter movies, his additional film and TV credits include Sleepy Hollow, Gosford Park, Luck, Emma, Wives and Daughters and The Other One.