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Beckett in Foxrock 2019 – All that Fall

Article by ERMurray © 14 February 2019.
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Saturday 23rd March at 8pm

Tullow Church, Brighton Road, Foxrock

Beckett in Foxrock 2019 – All that Fall is organised by Tullow Parish and Mouth on Fire Theatre Company in association with Foxrock Area Community and Enterprise (FACE) with the support of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and Dublin UNESCO City of Literature.

How many villages have a play written about them by a Nobel Laureate? That rare distinction applies to Foxrock Village. All that Fall, originally written as a radio play and seldom performed, features the characters and sounds of a re-imagined Brighton Road, Leopardstown Racecourse, Foxrock station and village.

A cast of eight – Geraldine Plunkett, Donncha Crowley, Neil Fleming, Michael Judd, Paul Marron, Deirdre Monaghan, Melissa Nolan and Matthew O’Brien will bring to life what has been called ‘Beckett’s best play’.

Experience this special limited capacity rare event in a unique location – the church itself where Beckett and his mother worshipped.

Directed by Cathal Quinn, the production also features keynote speaker Dr Feargal Whelan. Beckett in Foxrock is the fourth annual event honouring the writer’s close connection with the Foxrock area.

2019 is the 50th anniversary of Beckett being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature and the 30th anniversary of his death in 1989.

Samuel Beckett, Nobel Laureate, was born and brought up in Foxrock and was a regular attender, along with his mother, at Tullow Church. A commemorative plaque was unveiled in 2016 by Beckett’s niece.

Tickets €30 include a wine reception sponsored by The Gables Restaurant and Bar, and photographic exhibition showing the many links between Beckett’s work and the Foxrock area.

Booking essential on Eventbrite.ie.


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Elizabeth Rose Murray lives in West Cork where she writes, fishes, and grows her own vegetables. Her first book for young adults Caramel Hearts (Alma Books) was published June 2016. Her debut novel for children aged 10-12, The Book of Learning - Nine Lives Trilogy 1 (Mercier Press) was chosen as the 2016 Dublin UNESCO City of Literature Citywide Read for Children and the follow-up The Book of Shadows - Nine Lives Trilogy 2 was shortlisted for the 2016 Irish Book Awards. The final installment The Book of Revenge will be published in February 2018.

Elizabeth has poetry and short fiction published in journals across the UK and Ireland - including Ogham Stone, Southword, South Circular, Esc and 3am - and has been shortlisted in various competitions including TV3AM Short Story, Francis MacManus, and Aesthetica Creative Works. She has also performed in Ciudades Paralelas: Station - a live writing installation.

Hoping to encourage new writers, Elizabeth provides manuscript reports and online writing courses through Inkwell Writers and Big Smoke Writing Factory. She is a regular at literary festivals, and offers adult workshops on writing for children and young adults, as well as multiple events and workshops for children and teens.

You can connect with Elizabeth on Twitter @ERMurray, Facebook www.facebook.com/ERMurray.Author or her blog www.ermurray.com