WAITING FOR GODOT Returning to Smock Alley Theatre

WAITING FOR GODOT Returning to Smock Alley Theatre

After its huge success last summer, Waiting For Godot returns to Smock Alley Theatre for one week only before embarking on tour to Rio De Janeiro and Brasilia, supported by the Arts Council, Culture Ireland and the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade, to celebrate the 40th year of diplomatic relations between Ireland and Brazil.

A country road. A tree.

Evening.

Vladimir and Estragon wait endlessly for the arrival of Godot, discussing religion, contemplating suicide and crotch rot in a comical wordplay of poetry, dreamscapes and nonsense.

A tragicomedy in Two Acts - Beckett's play pioneered an expressionistic minimalism that captured the existential post World War II Europe and man's inexhaustible search for meaning.

'They give birth astride a grave, the light gleams an instant then its night once more.'

This play remains one of the most beautiful and allegorical of our time.

"It simply seethes with an energy that perhaps runs counter to the downbeat struggle of the two tramps Vladimir and Estragon with the futility of existence. But, at the same time, it sheds new light on a work many of us are perhaps over-familiar with, throwing things previously unnoticed into relief...every detail is thoroughly fleshed-out, every drop of bleak portent wrung from each word, phrase, and situation." - John McKeown, Irish Independent, Aug 2014

Patrick Sutton's production of Beckett's masterpiece Waiting for Godot opened at Smock Alley in July 2014 to rave reviews and overwhelmingly positive audience feedback. It returns now to the atmospheric and historic setting of Smock Alley, Dublin's Oldest Newest Theatre, with tours of the building included in the ticket price, running one hour before each performance. There is also an option to dine in the theatre's magnificent Banquet Hall with Smock Alley's popular "Dinner & A Show" offer on either Thursday or Friday evening.

Written By: Samuel Beckett | Directed By: Patrick Sutton

Cast: Charlie Hughes, Patrick O'Donnell, Simon Stewart, Ronan Dempsey and Torsten Brescanu

Designer - Brian Maguire | Lighting Design - Colm McNally | Costume Design - Ellen Kirk

Stage Manager Dublin - Tracy Martin | Production Manager Brazil - Simon Bourke

Producer - Clíona Dukes | Photography - Jim Byrne

Booking available at www.smockalley.com or 01-6770014. Discount available for groups of 8+.

For media information, images or press tickets please contact:

Jenny Mulligan, Box Office & Marketing Manager - info@smockalley.com - 01-6770014


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