All That Fall
Sydney Festival presents

All That Fall

13, 14, 16 - 19 January

"In the realm of pure imagination"

The New York Times


Following a sellout run at Edinburgh International Festival, Pan Pan Theatre returns to Sydney Festival with its unconventional listening party featuring Samuel Beckett’s first radio play.

Pan Pan’s All That Fall is unusual communal storytelling. Seated in a transformed space in one of 60 rocking chairs bathed in light, you are surrounded by the voices, and the story, of an aging Irishwoman and her townspeople. You meet Maddy Rooney – unsightly, ungainly and unwell – laboriously to-ing and fro-ing between her home and Boghill Station.

Performed in Pan Pan’s atmospheric, theatrically tuned listening chamber, this multi-layered composition of voices is simultaneously a black comedy, a murder mystery, a cryptic literary riddle and a quasimusical score.

Latecomers will not be admitted.