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Waiting For Godot

03 February 2012 to 25 February 2012

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Courtyard Theatre

£27 B £22 C £17
Discounts £3 off in A & B Monday to Friday
Previews and Matinees £17
Schools £11

 

Running Time : 150150150

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Previews  3 to 6 February 7.45pm

Community Network  3, 6, 14 & 16 February 7.45pm,  18 February 2.30pm

Post Show Discussion  15 February 7.45pm

Captioned  16 February 7.45pm

Audio Described  18 February 2.30pm and

23 February 7.45pm

BSL 25 February 2.30pm

 

West Yorkshire Playhouse and

Talawa Theatre Company

 

Waiting for Godot 

By Samuel Beckett

 

The Boy Fisayo Akinade
Lucky Guy Burgess
Pozzo Cornell S John
Vladimir Jeffery Kissoon
Estragon Patrick Robinson

 

Director Ian Brown
Designer Paul Wills
Lighting Designer Chris Davey
Sound Designer Ian Trollope
Movement Aline David
Casting Director Pippa Ailion

TOUR DATES
6 - 10 March
The Albany
020 8692 4446

13 - 17 March
The Old Rep
0121 236 4455

27 - 31 March
Winchester Theatre Royal
01962 840440

3 - 7 April
New Wolsey Theatre
01473 295900


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 and, for this groundbreaking production, the Playhouse is delighted to be working once again with Talawa Theatre Company (Rum and Coca Cola, The Colored Museum), Britain's foremost Black-led theatre company.

 

****
The Guardian

****
"a great example of what we go to the theatre for"
Whatsonstage

"fresh and intelligent"
The Times

"rich and haunting"
The Stage

****
Daily Telegraph

Reviews

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  1. Vivienne Anderson

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    I saw the play on Sat 4th Feb and thought it was fabulous. I thought the actors were enttirely credible and that the West Indian accents gave great depth and richness to the language of the play. I recommend it highly

    DATE POSTED: 10/02/2012

  2. Judi Evans

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    I was still feeling tired as I'd been ill all of the week before so when I saw the finish time I wondered if I'd stay the course! However, it was so engaging and amusing that the time flew by and I stopped noticing the residual aches and pains. The acting was top notch and the lighting was really effective. I arrived back home returned to good health - this play is a great tonic!

    DATE POSTED: 14/02/2012

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Resource Pack
A Resource Pack is available to download to accompany Waiting for Godot.

Theatre Day: Theatre of the Absurd
Tuesday 21 February 4pm -10pm

£19.50 per student, including show ticket

An Introduction to exploring the writing of various European playwrights from the 1940s, 50s and 60s, including Beckett, Ionesco and Pinter. The workshop will also focus on plot, language and character from Beckett's 'Waiting for Godot'.

Suitable for KS4 and KS5

Theatre Day: Directorial Interpretation
Thursday 23 February, 10am - 4pm

£19.50 per student, including show ticket

Suitable for students studying at post 16 level, this workshop will explore how the director has approached 'Waiting for Godot'. Includes Backstage Tour, Workshop and Performance.

Teachers' Event: Exploring Beckett'
Thursday 09 February 5.30 - 6.30pm

FREE event (including show ticket)

Join the Creative Education Team to explore ideas, styles and different techniques you can use in the classroom to explore Beckett. Max 15 participants (please book this event direct with Aoibheann Kelly, Creative Education Officer)

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