Broadcast in 2001 on BBC Radio 3
All That Fall follows the painfully slow journey of Mrs. Rooney to meet her husband off the railway train on his birthday.
On her journey she encounters an assortment of people on the road to the station where, for some inexplicable reason, the train has been delayed.
On her return along the same road with her blind husband she fiercely probes him for the reason why the train was delayed but, not until the very end, does she discover what happened to cause the train to be late.
Samuel Beckett’s radio masterpiece was written in 1956 and recorded in mono shortly thereafter. This new recording, made in Dublin’s RTE studios brings together the finest Irish actors lead by Anna Manahan and Niall Toibin in a new recording in stereo.
Mrs Rooney – Anna Manahan
Mr Rooney – Nial Toibin
Christy – Pat Laffan
Mr Tyler – David Kelly
Mr Slocum – John Kavanagh
Tommy – Michael Devaney
Mr Barrell – James Ellis
Miss Fitt – Jean Ann Crowley
Female Voice/Dolly – Sharon Hogan
Jerry – Dan Colley
Associate Director – Sebastian Graham Jones
Studio presentation – Mark Smith, Anton Timoney and Ray Williams
Recorded at RTE Studios, Dublin, Eire
Director – Bill Bryden
Producer – Nicholas Newton