HERE ALL NIGHT
Gare St Lazare’s touring production: a hybrid performance of music, theatre and visual art.
First presented at Brighton Festival in 2013, and since seen at the Lincoln Center, New York, and in Boston and London, Here All Night returns home for its Irish premiere at The Abbey Theatre and a national tour.
Judy Hegarty Lovett has directed a work that celebrates both Beckett’s use of music and song in his novel Watt and the inherent musicality of his writing. With an original score by UK composer Paul Clark, and improvised fiddle by Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, the work has evolved to include a collaboration with distinguished Irish artist Brian O’Doherty (Inside the White Cube) as well as movement by Irish choreographer John Scott.
A Beckettian extravaganza of music, theatre and visual art and described by London’s Daily Telegraph as, “An evening of wild, immersive delight”, Here All Night features soprano Melanie Pappenheim, actor Conor Lovett and musicians Caoimhín O’Raghallaigh (hardanger d’amore), Chris Allan (cello), John Paul Gandy (piano) and a six part female choir from the US & UK and is a truly international collaboration
The Everyman in partnership with Cork City Council and the Arts Council, is delighted that Gare St Lazare Ireland will be Artists in Residence for 2017/2018. This is the company’s third year in residency.
An Irish theatre company GSLI is dedicated to connecting their international reputation for excellence back to its home city of Cork. Over the past two years the residency base in the Everyman has offered the company’s joint artistic directors – Judy Hegarty Lovett and Conor Lovett – the opportunity to consolidate their roots. In addition to developing new work for the stage, they have hosted public conversations, opened their rehearsals to local audiences and artists and provided mentoring, knowledge sharing and masterclasses to young theatre makers.
Since creating Gare St Lazare Ireland in 1998, director Judy Hegarty Lovett and actor Conor Lovett have performed Samuel Beckett’s work in Ireland and across the globe; Their annual tours and coproduction partnerships include Lincoln Center, New York, and venues in Boston, California and London.
Leading exponents of Samuel Beckett’s work with a particular emphasis on his prose and novels Gare St Lazare’s exquisite perfomances continue to enthrall audiences worldwide.
Join Gare St Lazare on Friday February 3rd for an exclusive gala fundraising performance and post show reception with the company. For details on this, contact firstname.lastname@example.org