Are you one of those people who know the name of the play, appreciate it is clearly an iconic piece of theatre, but really have no idea what it is all about. Well, worry no more, because with the assistance of Everything Theatre, you now have the chance to appreciate Samuel Beckett’s masterpiece and learn what all the fuss has been about.
If you want the chance to see what has been thrilling audiences for over 60 years with two free tickets, then just head on over to Twitter, make sure you are following us on there, and retweet one of our competition tweets telling us what it is you would wait forever for?
Just don’t wait too long to enter though, unlike the stars of this play, we can’t wait forever before the competition closes. So make sure you do it before 7pm on Sunday 17th September 2017. And make sure you are free one evening between 20th and 23rd when the show will be no more.
And if you aren’t the lucky winner, you can still go along wihtout needing to wait in the queue, just head over to www.artstheatrewestend.co.uk to get your tickets now.
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ABA International Touring (UK) presents AC Productions’
WAITING FOR GODOT
AS IT RETURNS TO THE ARTS THEATRE
HOME OF THE ORIGINAL 1955 PRODUCTION
ABA International Touring UK and The Arts Theatre announce the definitive homecoming of Samuel Beckett’s existential masterpiece Waiting For Godot presented by AC Productions, as it returns to the home of the original production after more than sixty years when it shocked, and delighted audiences alike.
Since the English-language premiere in 1955, directed by Peter Hall at the Arts Theatre, there have been innumerable incarnations of Beckett’s masterpiece which have continued to do just that. Famously labelled ‘a play in which nothing happens, twice’ by Irish literary critic Vivian Mercier in 1956, audiences continue to debate social, political, philosophical and theological interpretations of the text which has been hailed by many as one of the most important yet enigmatic plays ever written.
Two tramps, Didi and Gogo wait on a country road by a tree for a man named Godot. They don’t know what he looks like or when they were supposed to meet. They don’t know what they asked him for or what he will do when he gets there. All they know is that when Godot arrives they will be saved. If he doesn’t arrive they have to come back tomorrow and wait again.
So begins and ends Samuel Beckett’s masterpiece. Arguably the greatest play of the 20th century. Didi and Gogo pass the time by playing games, arguing and questioning why they are waiting. Pozzo, a landowner arrives with his slave Lucky who he is bringing to the fair to sell. They pass the time. Pozzo and Lucky leave. A boy arrives and tells them Godot won’t come today but surely tomorrow. They wait.
AC Productions Waiting for Godot has thrilled and entertained audiences since 2005 . Patrick O’Donnell and Paul Kealyn reprise their roles of Gogo and Pozzo in the absurdist and captivating drama, with Nick Devlin taking on the role of Didi and Conor Donelan as Lucky. The show is directed by Peter Reid whose recent work includes adaptations of Moliere’s The Misanthrope and The School for Wives.
Terms and conditions
Prize package is a pair of tickets to Waiting For Godot at The Arts Theatre, London. Valid on performances between 19th and 23rd September , subject to availability. Competition closes at 7pm on 17th September. Winner will be selected at random from all eligible entries, and will be notified via Twitter after the closing date. The winner has 3 days to accept the prize via Twitter and provide contact details, otherwise a new winner will be chosen at random. Tickets to be collected from the box office with no cash alternative. Tickets are non-refundable, non-transferable and all additional expenses are the responsibility of the prize winner. Editor’s decision is final.