8-20 Aug 2005. This version of Samuel Beckett's masterpiece is directed by Peter Reid. The play focuses on the "the suffering of being" via the themes of compassion, exploitation, humiliation, and dependency in human relationships. A classic work of existentialism, the play acts out these universal themes in an almost empty stage with just four men. Much of the play deals with the fact that Estragon and Vladimir are waiting for something to assuage their boredom and Godot can be understood as one of the many things in life for which people wait. The Samuel Beckett Centre for Drama and Theatre Studies is Ireland's first university drama department, named in honour of the Nobel laureate who studied and taught at TCD.
Admission: 15, concessions 12