Waiting For Godot
Drama

Barbican

Waiting For Godot

04 Jun 2015 - 13 Jun 2015

£16.00 - £50.00

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Burdened with aching feet and bladder problems, Estragon and Vladimir pass the time near a tree. Joking, bickering, musing on the profound, the down-and-out pair wait patiently for Godot, interrupted only by brutish Pozzo and his hapless servant Lucky.

Australian screen and stage stars Weaving and Roxburgh draw out the vaudevillian energy, wild humour and poetry of Beckett’s writing. Surrounded by a handsomely bleak set, suggestive of a charred, crumbling theatre, their shared endurance test is a touching reminder of humanity’s talent for resilience.

The Australian cast includes Oliver Award-winning Philip Quast, alongside Roxburgh and Luke Mullins who recently received 2014 Helpmann Awards – in the Best Male and Best Supporting Male categories respectively – for their roles in this production.

Barbican [Off West End]

“A nimble production of Waiting for Godot that allows Beckett’s astute absurdism to take centre stage. ”

Honour Bayes (Time Out, The Stage)

“Luminous intelligence... Godot’s cavernous reserves of pity, horror and comedy have seldom been so beautifully explored. ”

Other newspaper reviewers

“Superlative production... I was enthralled... Weaving and Roxburgh possess the large, bare space with confidence. ”

Fiona Mountford (Evening Standard)

“A revival that gropes at the idea that even when we are together in a shared space we are always completely alone. ”

Lyn Gardner (The Guardian)

“Upton’s production... is very much Godot at its simplest: a straight tale of a worn-out, ailing couple passing the time. ”

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