18-23 Sept 2006. Sir Peter Hall directs Samuel Becketts seminal play, the tragic-comedy Waiting for Godot, at the Oxford Playhouse. On a deserted road two tramps, Vladimir and Estragon, meet by a bare tree and wait for a man who never shows up. A wealthy squire crosses the stage with his monkey-like slave Lucky, who he hopes to sell for a good price. When they return, the squire is blind and the slave dumb. In this acclaimed production Peter Hall, who directed the British premiere of Godot over 50 years ago, has emphasised the comic irony rather than the tragic bleakness of the piece. The cast includes Alan Dobie, Richard Dormer, James Laurenson and Terence Rigby. Pre-show talk with Dr. Sos Eltis on 19 Sept at 18.30. Admission 25-13.50. Performances 18-21 & 23 Sept at 19.30, 22 Sept at 20.00. Matinees 21 & 23 Sept at 14.30.
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Waiting for Godot.
The Oxford Playhouse is at 11-12 Beaumont Street in the heart of Oxford, a two-minute walk away from the city's main Bus and Coach Station in Gloucester Green Box Office Tel: 01865305305