Wait no more – Godot is coming to Hitchin!

Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot - Credit: Archant

Amateur dramatic society The Bancroft Players will present Samuel Beckett’s seminal play Waiting for Godot at Hitchin’s Queen Mother Theatre next week.

Act one: Two characters wait endlessly and in vain for the arrival of Godot. During their wait they converse on everything and nothing.

Pozzo and Lucky entertain them. A boy arrives and tells them Godot will not be coming today.

Act two: The next day. The same. But different.

Beckett’s masterpiece has been variously described as ‘a play where nothing happens. Twice’ – and ‘the most important play in the English language.’


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Director Martyn Jolly said: “The themes of Waiting for Godot are universal – the absurdity of our existence, our habits and the freedom we have to do anything but ultimately we must answer to ourselves.

“I’ve designed this production to bring a clarity and immediacy to a timeless, loved and much studied classic – to make its characters and their actions relevant to the audience.

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“The staging of this piece is very restricted by the Beckett estate, but I have worked hard with the design team and the cast to bring meaning, comedy and intimacy to a fantastic piece of writing.”

For a funny and thought provoking evening, whether you are familiar with the play or not, book your ticket today.

You can buy tickets online at www.qmt.org.uk, or call 01462 455166.

Adults tickets are £10, with children, students and senior citizens costing £8 each.

Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot runs from Wednesday, November 2, to Saturday, November 5, at the Queen Mother Theatre in Walsworth Road.

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