Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot

Event details

  • Tue 7 November - Sat 11 November
  • Please refer to timetable below
  • The Dukes, Moor Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1QE
  • 01524 598500

A Tobacco Factory Theatres Production

By Samuel Beckett | Director Mark Rosenblatt

Estragon: What do we do now?
Vladimir: Wait

Estragon: Yes, but while waiting

Vladimir: What about hanging ourselves?

Two hungry, battered drifters wait by a dead tree. They might have been here yesterday. And they might well come back tomorrow. Unless Mr Godot arrives first. Which he might. If they’re lucky. Which they don’t tend to be.

65 years old, but as fresh and urgent as ever, Waiting For Godot is Samuel Beckett’s iconic play about the struggle for purpose, the power of friendship and the hunt for a pair of decent boots.

Mark Rosenblatt, Associate Director at West Yorkshire Playhouse from 2013-2016, leads a team of local and national artists, including Designer Janet Bird (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Theatr Clywd), Composer and Sound Designer Dave Price (Gecko & Cymbeline, RSC), Matthew Graham for Lighting Design (Othello & Cinderella: A Fairytale) and Clowning Director Bim Mason (Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Circomedia).

“It changed the rules of theatre” Theatre critic Kenneth Tynan on the British première of Waiting for Godot at the Arts Theatre Club, 1955

A play to send the rationalist out of his mind The Guardian on the British première of Waiting for Godot at the Arts Theatre Club, 1955

Age: 12+

School Workshops: Primary and Secondary school workshops available. See dukes-lancaster.org/creative-learning/schools for more details.

Post Show Talk-Back: There will be a post-show talk-back after the performance on Tue 7 November.

Date Matinée Evening
Tuesday 7 November 7.30pm
Wednesday 8 November 2pm 7.30pm
Thursday 9 November 7.30pm
Friday 10 November 7.30pm
Saturday 11 November 2pm 7.30pm
Tickets Tue – Thu Fri & Sat
Downstairs £17.50 £19.50
Balcony £15.50 £17.50

Concessions: £2 off.

Friends: Friends of The Dukes receive an extra £1 off.

Schools: £12.50 & one teacher free with every ten pupils.