Talawa's Waiting for Godot
Waiting for Godot is a funny and poetic masterpiece, described as one of the most significant English language plays of the 20th century.
On a bare road with a single tree, two men, Vladimir and Estragon, wait. They are waiting hopefully, helplessly and haplessly for the one who never comes.
They are waiting for Godot. Over two days, they argue, get bored, clown around, reminisce, sing, exchange hats and contemplate suicide. Brilliantly subtle the play gently and intelligently speaks about hardship, friendship and what it is to be human.
Ian Brown directs one of the 20th century's finest plays, in the first UK production to feature an all black cast. It includes Jeffery Kissoon (Antony and Cleopatra, Liverpool Playhouse) as Vladimir and Patrick Robinson (War Horse, Rough Crossings) as Estragon.
In 1969 Samuel Beckett won the Nobel Prize for Literature. A novelist, playwright, poet and theatre director Beckett wrote in both English and French and penned some of the most important works of Twentieth Century literature. The mysterious and universal Waiting for Godot, which was first performed in the UK in 1955 remains one of his most famous and important works. Its true meaning is constantly debated and searched for, yet Beckett was clear in his belief that all you need to know is there in the play.
Friday 3 – Thursday 23 February
The West Yorkshire Playhouse
www.wyp.org.uk / 0113 213 7700
Tuesday 6 – Saturday 10 March 2012
The Albany Theatre, London
020 8692 4446
Tuesday 13 – Saturday 17 March 2012
Birmingham Old Rep
0121 236 4455
Tuesday 27 – Saturday 31 March 2012
Theatre Royal, Winchester
01962 840 440
Tuesday 3 – Saturday 7 April
New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich
01473 295 900
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