Waiting for Godot at Arts Theatre tickets
Waiting for Godot at Arts Theatre tickets

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About the show

Samuel Beckett’s theatrical masterpiece Waiting for Godot comes to the Arts Theatre in London’s West End for a limited run from 5th September 2017 to 23rd September 2017.

A couple of vagabonds, Gogo and Did wait for a man called Godot on a country road, near a tree, however not only do they not know what he looks like, they also do not know what he will do when he gets there. All they know, is that when Godot comes, they will be saved and if he doesn’t arrive, they have to come back tomorrow and await him again.

And so begins and ends Samuel Beckett’s most famous play and arguably the greatest play of the 20th century. The two characters, Didi and Gogo merely pass the hours playing games, having arguments and wondering why exactly they are waiting. A landowner named Pozzo, with his slave, Lucky, come who he is taking to the fair to auction off. They pass the time and then leave. A boy also comes and tells them Godot won’t come today but undoubtedly will the next day. And so they wait.

Originally premiered in Paris in 1953, the English language version was premiered at the Arts Theatre in 1955. This new production marks the first time the play will return to its original theatre.

This new production, directed by Peter Reid has toured for the last ten years playing to audiences in a wide range of countries, but now comes to the UK for the very first time.

Waiting for Godot stars an Irish cast that includes the acclaimed Neil Fleming, who has starred in Game of Thrones and recently run the Best Actor award for The Hit Producer at The Los Angeles Independent Film Festival.

Patrick O’Donnel co-stars as Estragon. O’Donnel has also won a wide range of awards including Best International Actor at the Sydney Underground Film Festival and at the Dublin International Film Critics Circle Award.

An exciting chance to see one of the greatest plays of the 20th century back at its original home, Waiting for Godot will begin performances at the Arts Theatre in London’s West End on 5th September 2017 and is set to run until 23rd September 2017.

Recommended for

Perfect for those who love brilliant and scintillating drama, this is an unmissable opportunity to see one of the greatest plays ever written performed on a West End stage.

Dates and times

Running time: 130 minutes
Opened: 05 Sep 2017
Booking from: 22 Sep 2017
Booking until: 23 Sep 2017

Location and map

Arts Theatre
6-7 Great Newport Street
London, WC2H 7JB

2 Reviews Add review

Excellent acting, but still never sure if the play is just pretentious or utter nonsense.

pumpkin08 5' 1", 88 reviews, 0 helpful votes

AllThingsStagey 5 ' 4, 355 reviews, 9 helpful votes