Waiting for Godot
A country road. A tree. Evening.
Vladimir and Estragon meet as dusk approaches. Estragon tries to remove his boot. Vladimir examines his hat. A conversation begins, a joke is interrupted. A carrot is eaten. The two men quarrel, then embrace. Unannounced, two eccentric travellers arrive. Seemingly master and servant, one stands weighed down at the end of a long rope, the other carries a whip.
So begins Samuel Beckett’s 60 year-old masterpiece, Waiting for Godot, a ground- breaking, anarchic meditation on the meaning of life and death. Part allegory, part burlesque, Beckett’s unique, timeless play moves seamlessly between absurdist comic sketch and captivating philosophical drama.
Waiting for Godot was first produced in Great Britain at the Arts Theatre, London in 1955, directed by Sir Peter Hall. In 1999, it was voted the most significant English language play of the 20th century.
Samuel Beckett was an Irish playwright, novelist and theatre director who is widely regarded as among the most influential writers of modern tmes. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1969. His plays include Endgame, Krapp’s Last Tape and Happy Days. He died in 1989.
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Post show Discussion
Tuesday 6 October, 7.30pm, FREE
Directed by Michael Cabot
Designed by Bek Palmer
Written by Samuel Beckett