all these words
from Samuel Beckett’s The Unnamable
“…perhaps it’s compulsory, a compulsory show, you wait for the compulsory show to begin, it takes time, you hear a voice, perhaps it’s a recitation, that’s the show, someone reciting, selected passages, old favourites, a poetry matinee, or someone improvising, you can barely hear him, that’s the show, you can’t leave, you’re afraid to leave, it might be worse elsewhere….”
all these words is an immersive audio-visual experience of Samuel Beckett’s novel The Unnamable. Written directly after Waiting for Godot and first published in French as L’Innommable in 1953, The Unnamable marked the end of Beckett’s one and only ‘frenzy of writing’ and haunted much of his subsequent work in the theatre. Voiced by theatre artist Olwen Fouéré, all these words offers a sensory encounter with Beckett’s enigmatic text, bypassing narrative structure and intellect, to journey inside and beyond the human experience.
Created by Michael Cummins, Olwen Fouéré, Kellie Hughes, José Miguel Jiménez, David Stalling.
Commissioned by MoLI. Produced by Kellie Hughes in association with MoLI and Pavilion Theatre.
Supported by an Arts Council Theatre Project Award, UCD Ad Astra Academy Performing Arts Programme and the Centre Culturel Irlandais Artist Residency Programme. MoLI’s digital programme is supported by Ebow, the Digital Agency.
Presented with the kind permission of the Samuel Beckett Estate.