Kay and McLean Productions Pty Ltd, Arnold M Crook ,Paul Elliott, Nigel Everett and Duncan C Weldon present
WAITING FOR GODOT
By Samuel Beckett
Melbourne – Comedy Theatre
Sydney – Drama Theatre
Perth – His Majesty’s Theatre
Wellington – St James Theatre
Two old friends meet to converse, joke and argue with themselves as they wait through one day and then another for the mysterious Godot... the combination of music hall, poetry and tension redefined what is possible in theatre, so that today Waiting for Godot is accepted as one of the most
significant plays of the 20th century.
When Samuel Beckett's play exploded on to the stage 50 years ago, it shocked as many people as it delighted. There had never been a play like it; indeed it was said that: "(Beckett) has achieved a theoretical impossibility-a play in which nothing happens, that yet keeps audiences glued to their seats."
Waiting for Godot is directed by Sean Mathias and stars Ian McKellen as
Estragon and Roger Rees as Vladamir with Matthew Kelly as Pozzo.
Following record breaking season at the Theatre Royal Haymarket Waiting for Godot comes to Her Majesty’s Theatre for 4 performances only.
"The theatrical event of the year"
“It is almost certainly the funniest and most compassionate production of the play you will ever see. ★★★★”
Daily Telegraph (UK), 2010
“Masterly McKellen glitters. ★★★★”
London Evening Standard, 2010