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Pan Pan’s Cascando by Samuel Beckett

An experience of Beckett’s play through headphones in promenade

10 May - 29 May


Photo: Tristram Kenton

Photo: Tristram Kenton

Accompany Samuel Beckett’s curious figures into an uncertain future. Attired in dark cloaks and given headphones, audiences are guided through a rhythmic, immersive, group choreographical experience.

First broadcast in 1963, Cascando begins by setting the scene: the month of May, a time of “reawakening”. Director Gavin Quinn, dramaturg Nicholas Johnson and designer Aedín Cosgrove rework this broadcast play as a journey. The audience are sent walking in an outdoor landscape, wearing cloaks and listening to the play on headphones. The unhurried pace of Bennett’s deep and riveting voice provides a rhythm for our steps, as we listen to Voice’s struggle to tell a story.

(Please note that the location of the performance may vary from the presenting theatre’s location. Further details can be found through the ticket link)

Staatstheater Mainz, 8:00 pm & 10:00 pm on 10th May, 4:00 pm & 8:00 pm on 11th May

English Theatre Berlin, 2:00 pm, 5:00pm & 8:00 pm on the 25th & 26th May

TNT Marburg, 4pm, 5:30pm on 28th May, 4:00 pm, 5:30 pm & 7:00 pm on 29th May

Pan Pan was founded in 1993 by Co-Artistic Directors Aedín Cosgrove and Gavin Quinn. The company has created 52 new theatre and performance pieces and toured worldwide, receiving multiple national and international awards. Pan Pan have toured extensively to prestigious venues and festivals around the world including BAM, Lincoln Centre, St Ann’s Warehouse, NCPA China, Edinburgh International Festival Sydney and Melbourne Festivals, the Barbican and Hau Berlin.

Since its inception, Pan Pan has constantly examined and challenged the nature of its work and has resisted settling into well-tried formulas. Developing new performance ideas is at the centre of the company’s mission. All the works created are original, either through the writing (original plays) or through the totally unique expression of established writings. Pan Pan tries to approach theatre as an open form of expression and has developed an individual aesthetic that has grown from making performances in a host of different situations
and conditions.

The company has toured in Ireland, UK, Europe, USA, Canada, Korea, Australia, New Zealand and China.


Staatstheater Mainz
Peter-Altmeier-Allee 9
55116 Mainz

English Theatre Berlin | International Performing Arts Center
Fidicinstrasse 40
10965 Berlin

Theater neben dem Turm
Afföllerwiesen 3a
35039 Marburg

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