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Director: Ross Jolly
By Samuel Beckett
Featuring: Jeff Kingsford-Brown, Andrew Foster, Peter Hambleton, Jack Buchanan with Alex Buyck and Alex Usher.
4 May ‑ 1 June
Preview 3 May
Tues – Thurs 6.30pm
Fri – Sat 8pm
$25 – $52
Genius… A True Masterpiece of the Century
Two homeless men wait on a bare road with a single tree. They are in no particular time or place – nowhere and everywhere. Over two days they argue, get bored, clown around, repeat themselves, and wait. They’re waiting for the one who will never come. They’re waiting for Godot.
Who, or what, is Godot? Whatever you want, a metaphor for every kind of thing you can think of. Essentially Waiting for Godot is about lying in the gutter but looking at the stars. And then of course, there’s the writing and the humour. It leaps off the stage and is hugely emotional and compassionate and funny. Beckett himself said that the laughter and the tears were all that mattered.
One of the greatest 20th-Century plays, Waiting for Godot remains, after innumerable productions worldwide over the past 60 years, “a witty and poetic conundrum” (The Guardian), “humorous and deeply human” (The Press),’’ entertainment of a high order ” (NY Times).
What are you waiting for? Young and Hungry Arts Trust – NZ Youth Theatre
“an entertaining and thought provoking piece of theatre which showcases some of the country’s finest actors.” – The Dominion Post
“Startling, revitalising, dismaying, distressing and wholly wonderful” – Off The Tracks
“The skilled cast laughs with the audience throughout, relishing in Beckett’s dark and meta-humour.” – Art Murmurs
“If you want to get completely lost in the theatre for a couple of hours, Waiting for Godot is the one.” – Regional News
“This is, in short, a quietly confident rendition of a famously daunting play, and one well worth seeing.” – Scoop Independent News
So, what are you waiting for? Waiting for Godot is on at Circa Theatre until 1 June >> circa.co.nz