'an eerily beautiful and hypnotic marriage of text, music and song that taps into the rhythms, the musicality, and the mystery of Beckett’s prose' Boston Globe
HERE ALL NIGHT will tour in Ireland in April 2018 with its Irish premiere at The Abbey Theatre before travelling to Cork, Limerick, Tralee, Galway, Wexford and Dun Laoghaire. The tour is supported by The Arts Council of Ireland.
Here All Night - is a new work for theatre conceived by Judy Hegarty Lovett, Paul Clark, Conor Lovett & Caoimhin O'Raghallaigh. Inspired by (and featuring) some of the music and songs in Samuel Beckett's work, it is directed and designed by Judy Hegarty Lovett with musical direction and original compositions by Paul Clark, additional music by Caomhin O'Raghallaigh and its design features an artwork by renowned Irish artist Brian O'Doherty.
Lighting Design is by Simon Bennison.
Performance ensemble includes : Chris Allan - Cello, James Longford - Piano, Conor Lovett - Spoken Word, Melanie Pappenheim - Singer and Caoimhin O'Raghallaigh - Hardanger d'Amore.
The 6 members of the female choir from the USA are Katherine Growdon, Jaime Korkos, Kate Maroney, Krista Rivers, Amanda Sidebottom and Anna Ward.
The work includes original music by Samuel Beckett from the novel Watt, as well as songs, poems and texts by Beckett with original music composed and arranged by Paul Clark (The Clod Ensemble).
Here All Night was originally commissioned by Beckett Project Paris and first presented in a work-in-progress performance at Le Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris in 2010, commissioned by Beckett Project Paris, and supported by Culture Ireland. In 2013 the show was performed at Brighton Festival, at White Light Festival 2015 at The Lincoln Centre in New York and at Gare St Lazare Ireland's Beckett In London 2016 at The Print Room in London. In October 2016 again with the support by Culture Ireland, Here All Night was performed at Arts Emerson's Paramount Theatre in Boston, USA.
PRESS On Here All Night -
Supporting patrons 2013 included The Sakharoff Family Trust, Christopher J. Herbert & Nancy Welch, Maya Homburger & Barry Guy, Marie Donnelly, Gerry & Brid Dukes, Naomi Wirthner, Anna McMullan, James & Elizabeth Knowlson, Maria Ludgate, Geneva Literary Aid Society, Christine Monk & Fergal Mccarthy, John Crowley, Geoffrey Keating, David Tucker, Margaret Byskov, Jason Weiss as well as anonymous patrons.
'Among the high points of White Light Festival 2015' Opera News
Listen to 3 songs from Here All Night.