A review of a play I didn’t see


Have you ever imagined what it would be like to see a play without actually seeing it? Well London Copy Director Philip Browning experienced just that this weekend. See Philip’s review of All That Fall – currently ‘showing’ at Wilton’s Music Hall

On Saturday night, I went to London’s most evocative performance space (Wilton’s Music Hall) NOT to see a play. ‘All That Fall’, by Samuel Beckett, was written for the radio in 1956. The vision to bring it to the stage requires no vision. The actors move among a blindfolded audience, delivering a sound-scaped, intimate act of imagination. Gorgeously, richly, bleakly Irish, the language (‘Oh to be atoms. Christ what a planet!’) is as grimly funny as only Beckett can be.