Winter Play Readings

Winter Play Readings

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Sunday 12 November : 2.00pm

Admission Free

Why not join us at The Swallow Theatre on Sunday 12 November for the first of our monthly Sunday afternoon play readings?

Why not join us at The Swallow Theatre on Sunday 12 November for the first of this seasons monthly Sunday afternoon play readings?

We start off with Samuel Beckett’s ‘All That Fall’.

Written as a radio play at the invitation of the BBC, it was first broadcast in 1957, and has also had several stage productions.

Donald McWhinnie, who produced the original broadcast, describes the play as follows :

On the face of it, a simple, if unexpected, affair: an anecdote set in a rural community in Ireland. In fact, a careful synthesis of speech, sound and – as you might expect – silence; hectically funny and bitterly tragic; a story of the inadequacy of life and death, breathing an atmosphere of vitality and ruin, farce and suffocation.

These enjoyable afternoons are great for anyone who wants to share in reading a script, read different character parts or, if you prefer, to simply listen to the reading and learn a little more about the background to the play.

No obligation to read

No experience necessary

Everyone welcome

Tea / Coffee provided