The Godot Company Present Waiting For Godot
The Godot Company will present a new version of Samuel Beckett's play Waiting for Godot which will run at the Cockpit Theatre in Marylebone, north-west London from 1 to 29 October 2014.
Described as a "major new production of Beckett's searingly intelligent play about the inevitability of suffering, the collapse of abstract ideas in the face of it and the human capacity to deal with it anyway", this new production uses the notes and sketches that Beckett wrote in German, and draws on scholarship insight and talent from those who knew the writer himself.
Waiting for Godot draws on influences from The Bible to Dante, from Baudelaire to The Greeks and from Beckett's childhood in Ireland to his experiences in the French Resistance in rural France during the Second World War. For over 20 years The Godot Company collective of actors, artists and scholars have investigated, researched and performed the work of Beckett at venues large and small across France, Ireland and the UK.
The company have described the play as one of the most important European play of the 20th century, and one that is deeply funny, deeply moving and completely uncompromising.