Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot - International Festival

Samuel Beckett
Druid / Garry Hynes

One of the most iconic and significant plays of the 20th century, Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot is also one of his funniest, most immediate creations. Drawing endless interpretations, it crackles with deadpan wit and linguistic invention, as well as offering compelling glimpses into our existential absurdity.

Druid's powerful staging has been hailed as one of the greatest ever productions of Waiting for Godot. Bringing together charm, absurdity, high comedy and touching humanity, it cracks open the play’s broad humour and reaffirms all of Beckett’s power to shock and surprise us.

Galway-based Druid are one of the world’s great ensemble theatre companies, and have pioneered the development of Irish theatre, as well as touring internationally to enormous acclaim. They have a long history of visits to the International Festival, including performing all six plays by J. M. Synge in 2005.

Directed by Druid’s Tony award-winning artistic director Garry Hynes, and bringing together a quartet of great Irish actors, this is a Godot that remains authentic to Beckett’s original while brightly illuminating all of the play’s tragedy, comedy and grandeur.

Supported by Culture Ireland as part of GB18: Promoting Irish Arts in Britain

Cast and Credits

in alphabetical order

Lucky Garrett Lombard 
Estragon Aaron Monaghan
Pozzo Rory Nolan 
Vladamir Marty Rea 

Garry Hynes Director
Francis O'Connor Designer
James F Ingalls Lighting designer
Greg Clarke Sound designer
Nick Winston Movement director

Dates and Times

3 - 12 August 2018

PREVIEWS / 7.30pm
3 August

EVENINGS / 7.30pm
4 - 12 August

MATINEES / 2.30pm
5, 11 August

Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes (one interval)

For full details on dates and times and to book tickets visit: eif.co.uk/waitingforgodot


£17 – £35 / fees apply

For full details on International Festival pricing visit: eif.co.uk/waitingforgodot


10 August, 7.30pm

11 August, 2.30pm

11 August, 2.30pm

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