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Samuel Beckett: Cascando review – existentialist stroll around the Barbican

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Barbican, London
The walkways and pools of the London arts centre shimmer with possibility in this promenade adaptation of a radio play

There’s nothing like a stroll to get the synapses whirring, especially with Samuel Beckett for company. This particular stroll has been choreographed by Pan Pan Theatre as a slow-burning promenade production of Beckett’s 1963 radio play Cascando, winding through the Barbican’s elevated walkways with the audience listening on headphones. For a few precious moments, it makes the ordinary feel special.

The twisting, tumbling script is divided into three roles: Opener, Voice and Music. Opener (Daniel Reardon) is the conductor of this symphony as he bleats out clipped commands: Open! Close! Voice (Andrew Bennett) is an author struggling to tell one last story that will allow him to stop writing, perhaps stop living, for good. Jimmy Eadie’s music is largely made up of eerie, screeching and straining electronic strings, but with little flashes of delicate and hopeful woodwind.

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