TFT_Godot_L_Credit Joe Roberts

    Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett

    • SHOWING
    • 19 Oct -
      04 Nov 2017
      19 Oct - 04 Nov 2017
    About

    Director Mark Rosenblatt
    Designer Janet Bird
    Composer & Sound Designer Dave Price
    Lighting Designer Matthew Graham

    First performed in 1953, Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett is an undeniable classic of 20th century literature. We’re delighted to present it as our first major solo production, directed by Mark Rosenblatt.

    Estragon: What do we do now?
    Vladimir: Wait
    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 local and national artists, including Designer Janet Bird (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Theatr Clywd), Composer and Sound Designer Dave Price (Gecko & Cymbeline, RSC), our own Matthew Graham for Lighting Design (Othello & Cinderella: A Fairytale) and Clowning Director Bim Mason (Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Circomedia).

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    Cast:
    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

    Waiting for Godot on tour

    Following performances at Tobacco Factory Theatres, Waiting for Godot will tour to the following venues:

    THE DUKES LANCASTER
    Tue 07 – Sat 11 November 2017
    dukes-lancaster.org / 01524 598600

    STEPHEN JOSEPH THEATRE SCARBOROUGH
    Wed 22 – Sat 25 November 2017
    sjt.uk.com / 01723 370541


    Waiting for Godot at Tobacco Factory Theatres is generously supported by Production Investor Simon Inch

    DAC_Beachcroft_Secondary Short Logo_CMYK_blue no line is proud to support Tobacco Factory Theatres as it stages its Aug – Dec 17 season.

    • RUNNING TIMEApprox. 2hrs 30mins (inc. interval)
    • AGE RECOMMENDATION12+
    • VENUE
      • PREVIEWS
      • Thu 19 - Sat 21 October 7.30pm & Sat 21 October 2.30pm£12
      • Matinées
      • Thu 26 October 2.30pmFull £18 / Concession £14
      • Thu 02 November 1pmFull £18 / Concession £14 / Schools £12
      • Sat 28 October & Sat 04 November 2.30pmFull £18 / Concession £14
      • All other performances
      • Mon 23 October 7pmFull £18 / Concession £14
      • Tue 24 October - Sat 04 November 7.30pmFull £18 / Concession £14

    BSL INTERPRETED PERFORMANCE
    Fri 03 November 7.30pm
    tickets@tobaccofactorytheatres.com

    POST SHOW TALK
    Please join us after the performance at 7.30pm on Thu 26 October for a free post show discussion.

    Business Club Members can get 2 for 1 tickets to the performance on Fri 20 October at 7.30pm. Book early as this offer is subject to availability. To claim please quote your company promotion code over the phone or in person at the Box Office. Please bring proof of the company you work for.

    Reviews
    • “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 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
    • “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

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