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Samuel Beckett: Cascando

6 to 11 Jul 2021

Barbican Centre

Accompany Samuel Beckett's curious figures into an uncertain future. Dressed in dark cloak and given headphones, you'll be guided around the Barbican Highwalks on this rhythmic, immersive journey.
Samuel Beckett: Cascando at the barbican

Image courtesy Barbican Centre

Show details

Synopsis


Accompany Samuel Beckett's curious figures into an uncertain future.


Dressed in dark cloak and given headphones, you'll be guided around the Barbican Highwalks on this rhythmic, immersive journey.


Listen as you are introduced to the deeply riveting yet broken narration of Voice, a man hopelessly trying to finish a story.


The only character is Woburn, never heard but identified by his same old coat.


And then there's the tremendous presence of Music, rising in a wave of electronic strings.


Featuring the melodic voices of Irish actors Andrew Bennett and Daniel Reardon, Cascando is transformed into an absorbing outdoor experience in which you are part of the spectacle.


Pan Pan Theatre bring visceral energy to Beckett's 1963 radio play, which poetically pits words against music.


The celebrated Dublin-based company last visited here in 2015 with their hit, All That Fall.


Background information, advisory warnings


Age suitability: 14+


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Theatre


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Postal address:
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London EC2Y 8DS

Box office tel: 020 7638 8891

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Location map for Barbican Centre

Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 6 July 2021

Closes:Sunday 11 July 2021

Performance days & times


Evening:
Various ‑ check schedule for details.

Matinee:
Various - check schedule for details.

Running time: 45 mins (includes intro talk + 30-min walk)

Tickets


Standard:
£15

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Access information


The route of this show will be accessible for wheelchair users

Cast


Featuring voices of irish actors Andrew Bennett and Daniel Reardon

Creatives


Author: Samuel Beckett
Composer: Sound And Composition
Director: Gavin Quinn
Designer: Aedín Cosgrove
Sound: Sound And Composition
Dramaturg: Nick Johnson
Production: Pan Pan Theatre

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