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Saturday, 3 March 2012

West Yorkshire Playhouse and Talawa Theatre Company Present All Black 'Waiting for Godot'

Waiting for Godot:
 Image Richard Hubert Smith
Waiting for Godot
The Albany Theatre – London

Tuesday 6th– Saturday 10th March 2012
Saturday matinee, 3pm.
Time 7.30pm .
Age 15+
Tickets from £8
Running time 180 mins

Samuel Beckett’s masterpiece Waiting For Godot produced with Talawa Theatre Company and directed by Artistic Director Ian Brown, makes history, this is the first Waiting For Godot to be produced in the UK with an all‐Black British cast, Jeffery Kissoon and Patrick Robinson as Vladimir and Estragon.

Two old homeless men Vladimir and Estragon are waiting for a visit from the indescribable Godot which forces them to pass the time in the only way they can; with and for each other. Stories are told, boots are abandoned, religion is debated, memories of better days are shared, jokes are made, suicide is contemplated, the fear of being alone is overwhelming – and time passes. Chance meetings happen, arguments take place, thinking occurs, violence is advocated, hats are exchanged, friendship is venerated  and time passes. They are waiting for the one who never comes. They are waiting for Godot.

Novelist, playwright, poet and theatre director Beckett wrote in both English and French and penned some of the most important works of Twentieth Century literature. The mysterious and universal Waiting for Godot, which was first performed in the UK in 1955 remains one of his most famous and important works.

The Albany, Douglas Way, Deptford, London, SE8 4AG
Box Office 020 8692 4446

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