Pan Pan – Cascando – Preview

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Cascando is a new Immersive Theatre work by Pan Pan which runs from the 19th to the 23rd of April. It’s another radio play by Beckett following on from their previous work Embers and Alll That Fall. It is a short run which should not be missed! There are some great images below by Ros Kavanagh and also a video of the work that is taking place in the Beckett theatre to transform it into a new world.

PAN PAN THEATRE PRESENT – An immersive new production of Samuel Beckett’s 1963 radio playCASCANDO – 19 – 23 April | Samuel Beckett Theatre, Trinity College Dublin

Three performances per evening: 6pm, 7.30pm, 9pm

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Following the recent sell-out success of All That Fall at the Abbey Theatre in February and international acclaim for Embers, Pan Pan Theatre are set to bring a third radio work by Samuel Beckett to production this Spring.

Directed by Gavin Quinn, Cascando, Beckett’s radio play first broadcast in 1963, will have a limited run at the Samuel Beckett Theatre, Trinity College Dublin in April.

The play – a deathmatch in the void between radio and poetry, words and music, voices and silence – will be experienced by 30 audience members at a time, listening to the play through a personal audio device.

Featuring the voices of Andrew Bennett and Daniel Reardon, Cascando comes to life in an installation event, a rare opportunity to experience the play in a specially constructed environment, designed by Pan Pan co- artistic director Aedín Cosgrove with sound design by 2016 Irish Theatre Award winner Jimmy Eadie in collaboration with Trinity College Dublin.

Speaking about the production, artistic directors Gavin Quinn and Aedín Cosgrove said, “Since 2011 Pan Pan has been bringing new life to the radio works of Samuel Beckett and we think that audiences will find this to be the most immersive experience yet. Beckett’s radio plays have become a significant strand of Pan Pan’s work and we relish the artistic challenge of bringing these unique theatrical experiences into the physical world – aurally, visually and spatially.”

Pan Pan developed Cascando as part of the Trinity Creative Fund, awarded to the company as part of five new works which will all be presented at Trinity College in April.

Cascando is the third Beckett radio play to be produced by Pan Pan Theatre, who have enjoyed international success with his earlier radio works, All That Fall and Embers which have been seen in New York, Sydney, Brisbane, Edinburgh and London. All That Fall will tour to the Kennedy Centre in Washington this May.

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Cast: Andrew Bennett and Daniel Reardon

Director: Gavin Quinn

Set & Lighting Designer: Aedín Cosgrove

Sound Designer: Jimmy Eadie

Dramaturg: Nicholas Johnson

Assistant Director: Gráinne Hallahan

Dates: 19 – 23 April – Times: 6pm, 7.30pm, 9pm (duration 30 mins each)

Venue: Samuel Beckett Theatre, Trinity College Dublin

Booking:  | 01 – 896 2461




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