Waiting for Godot

by Samuel Beckett

Waiting for Godot

Director: Samuel Beckett in absentia, members of the Godot Company;
Producer: The Godot Company; Designer: Ralph Petty;

Waiting for Godot is one of Samuel Beckett's most memorable works, renowned for its humour and for its darkness; indeed, the title itself has become a byword for the absurdity of the human condition.  

Vladimir and Estragon are waiting for Godot, an individual who they believe will give meaning to their lives. While they wait, they engage in spats, banter, word games and slapstick routines seeking to distract themselves from the insignificance of everything. 

The Godot Company is a co-operative of actors who have recently come together with John Calder, Beckett's principle British publisher and a close friend, to perform a definitive production of what many consider to be the most significant play of the twentieth century. Members of the ensemble include Sergio Amigo, Tim Hardy, Anthony Jackson, Kenneth Jay, Oengus MacNamara, Jim McManus, Peter Marinker, Peter Pacey and Tony Rohr.

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