Palace hosts a Beckett classic

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London Classic Theatre are coming to Mansfield Palace Theatre as part of their 15th anniversary celebrations.

You can see them performing Samuel Beckett’s Waiting For Godot there on Tuesday, October 20.

A country road. A tree. Evening. Waiting for Godot is famous for being a play in which nothing happens… twice! Yet it promises to keep you glued to your seat all night!

Vladimir and Estragon meet as dusk approaches. Estragon tries to remove his boot. Vladimir examines his hat. A conversation begins, a joke is interrupted. A carrot is eaten.

The two men quarrel, then embrace. Unannounced, two eccentric travellers arrive. Seemingly master and servant, one stands weighed down at the end of a long rope, the other carries a whip.

So begins Samuel Beckett’s 60-year-old masterpiece Waiting for Godot, a ground-breaking, anarchic meditation on the meaning of life and death. Part allegory, part burlesque, Beckett’s unique, timeless play moves seamlessly between absurdist comic sketch and captivating philosophical drama.

Waiting for Godot was first produced in Great Britain at the Arts Theatre, London in 1955, directed by Sir Peter Hall. In 1999, it was voted the most significant English language play of the 20th century.

Samuel Beckett was an Irish playwright, novelist and theatre director who is widely regarded as among the most influential writers of modern times. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1969.

Waiting for Godot is at Mansfield Palace Theatre on Tuesday, October 20, at 7.30pm.

Tickets are priced at £14.35 full, £13.33 concessions and £7.18 schools.

All prices include a 2.5 per cent booking fee and the show is suitable for ages 14 and over.