Two hungry, drifters wait by a dead tree. They might have been here yesterday. And they might well come back tomorrow.
By Samuel Beckett
Director Mark Rosenblatt
Designer Janet Bird
Composer & Sound Designer Dave Price
Lighting Designer Matthew Graham
Estragon: Colin Connor
Vladimir: David Fielder
Lucky: Chris Bianchi
Pozzo: John Stahl
The Boy: Freddie Brown / Harvey Sandhu / Wilf Gordon / Gabriel McEvoy / Stan Brown / Cassian Coster
Price: £25 - £10
First performed in 1953, Waiting For Godot by Samuel Beckett is an undeniable classic of 20th century literature. Bristol’s Tobacco Factory Theatres presents its first major solo production.
Estragon: What do we do now?
Estragon: Yes, but while waiting
Vladimir: What about hanging ourselves?
Two hungry, battered drifters wait by a dead tree. They might have been here yesterday. And they might well come back tomorrow. Unless Mr Godot arrives first. Which he might. If they’re lucky. Which they don’t tend to be.
65 years old, but as fresh and urgent as ever, Waiting For Godot is Samuel Beckett’s iconic play about the struggle for purpose, the power of friendship and the hunt for a pair of decent boots.
Mark Rosenblatt, Associate Director at West Yorkshire Playhouse from 2013-2016, leads a team of renowned artists, including Designer Janet Bird (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Theatr Clywd), Composer and Sound Designer Dave Price (Gecko & Cymbeline, RSC), Lighting Designer Matthew Graham (Othello & Cinderella: A Fairytale, Tobacco Factory Theatres) and Clowning Director Bim Mason (Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Circomedia).
“A delightful surprise…I’ve rarely seen the Globe’s space used better than this.”
The Times on Mark Rosenblatt’s direction of Henry VIII at The Globe
“A play to send the rationalist out of his mind”
The Guardian on the British première of Waiting for Godot at the Arts Theatre Club, 1955
“It changed the rules of theatre”
Theatre critic Kenneth Tynan on the British première of Waiting for Godot at the Arts Theatre Club, 1955
"We've never seen anything like this, this is not theatre as we know it."
Critic on the original production of Waiting for Godot, Paris, 1953
“[A] mesmeric and captivating production... Mark Rosenblatt's direction is a must-see"
“A fantastic and sophisticated production... respects the darkness of Beckett's writing”
ON THE BEAT
“An impressive production that successfully distills both the warmth and despair at the heart of Beckett's wonderful script”
“Lilting camaraderie... comedy and companionship are emphasised in a new production of Beckett's most famous play”
“Funny, obscure and full of talent, if you only see Waiting for Godot once in your life, make it this produciton.”
22 November 2017, 7.30pm
23 November 2017, 1.30pm
23 November 2017, 7.00pm
24 November 2017, 7.30pm
25 November 2017, 2.30pm
25 November 2017, 7.30pm