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Theatre Royal Haymarket

Lucian Msamati and Ben Whishaw star in a revival of Samuel Beckett’s absurdist masterpiece that tore up the theatre rulebook.

Lean Into the Absurd With Waiting for Godot Tickets

Lucian Msamati and Ben Whishaw star in a huge revival of Samuel Beckett’s absurdist masterpiece Waiting for Godot at Theatre Royal Haymarket in 2024. Two men wait for the mysterious Godot to arrive in this strange but brilliant show about the uncertainty and curiosity of the human experience that proves sometimes the wait is more revealing than the arrival!

What is Waiting for Godot about?

Didi and Gogo are waiting by a tree for a man named Godot. They don’t know who the enigmatic Godot is, why they are meeting him, or even when he will arrive: all they know is that he has summoned them, and something amazing might happen when he finally turns up…

Absurdly enjoyable and completely riveting, Waiting for Godot follows two men as they converse, argue, joke and wait for something that might never happen.

The Play That Tore Up The Rulebook!

Nobel Prize winner and prolific writer Samuel Beckett’s most famous play changed the theatre game when it premiered in 1953. It has been performed by some of the biggest names in acting over the decades, including Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart; and Nathan Lane and Bill Irwin. Bewildering, ponderous and full of the nonsense of everyday life, it was named one of the 20th century’s most influential plays.

Forget what you think you know about it and get ready to enjoy one of the most unique plays you will ever book tickets for.

Lucian Msamati and Ben Whishaw in Waiting for Godot

In this new production directed by James Macdonald, award-winning actors Lucian Msamati and Ben Whishaw star as Didi and Gogo.

Msamati has appeared in several popular television series including Game of Thrones and Gangs of London and has an illustrious stage career with credits including Amadeus, Othello and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.

Whishaw is an Emmy and BAFTA Award-winning actor who has appeared in This Is Going To Hurt, A Very English Scandal, and is the voice of Paddington Bear in the Paddington films. On stage, plays he has performed in include Hamlet, Peter and Alice, Mojo and The Crucible.

Tickets for Waiting for Godot in London On Sale Soon

Lean into the absurd with two of the most magnetic stage actors working today as this special and quirky play returns to London. It runs at Theatre Royal Haymarket for a limited season, so book early when tickets go on sale to not miss out.

Performance dates:
13 Sep 2024 - 14 Dec 2024
Age recommendation:
Audience Notes:
Final performance dates are to be confirmed for this production.

The appearance of any performer cannot be guaranteed and is always subject to illness, injury and statutory holiday entitlement.

Show Times

Matinee Shows
Performances start at 2.30pm.
Evening Shows
Performances start at 7.30pm.
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