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 music/text/visual art performance conceived by Judy Hegarty Lovett, Paul Clark, Conor Lovett & Caoimhin O'Raghallaigh. Inspired by (and featuring) the music in Samuel Beckett's work, it is directed by Judy Hegarty Lovett with musical direction and original compositions by Paul Clark and it features a stunning design featuring an artwork by renowned Irish artist Brian O'Doherty.
Performance ensemble includes : Chris Allan - Cello, John Paul Gandy - Piano, Conor Lovett - Spoken Word, Melanie Pappenheim - Singer and Caoimhin O'Raghallaigh - Hardanger d'Amore.
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 that was also 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 Beckett In London 2016 at The Print Room in London and, 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 -
Here All Night was originally developed as Music In Beckett and received a work-in-progress presentation at Le Centre Culturel Irlandais funded by Beckett Project Paris and supported by Culture Ireland and its first performances in Brighton were made possible by the following patrons.
Micheline Sakharoff, 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
'You feel throughout that you’re being treated to an extraordinarily rich meal: the ensemble are clearly artists at the top of their game and the quality of performance in both music and theatre is exhilarating.' Total Theatre Magazine.
Click on play below to hear the opening song from the production, recorded in Rehearsal in March 2013 and sung by Melanie Pappenheim.