Sydney Theatre Company
Waiting For Godot

by Samuel Beckett

4 - 13 June 2015 / 19:45, 14:30

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Giving standout performances as Samuel Beckett’s quintessential comedy duo, Richard Roxburgh and Hugo Weaving shine in this remarkable production of Waiting for Godot, the absurdist masterpiece about everything and nothing.

Burdened with aching feet and bladder problems, Estragon and Vladimir pass the time near a tree. Joking, bickering, musing on the profound, the down-and-out pair wait patiently for Godot, interrupted only by brutish Pozzo and his hapless servant Lucky. 

Australian screen and stage stars Weaving and Roxburgh draw out the vaudevillian energy, wild humour and poetry of Beckett’s writing. Surrounded by a handsomely bleak set, suggestive of a charred, crumbling theatre, their shared endurance test is a touching reminder of humanity’s talent for resilience.

The Australian cast includes Oliver Award-winning Philip Quast, alongside Roxburgh and Luke Mullins who recently received 2014 Helpmann Awards – in the Best Male and Best Supporting Male categories respectively – for their roles in this production.

Part of our International Beckett Season

Click here to see our online International Beckett Season schedule.

‘Nothing happens. Nobody comes, nobody goes. It’s fantastic.’ Time Out (Sydney)
2 hours 50 mins/including an interval

Age guidance 12+

Mon 8 Jun
Post-show talk with members of company
Free to same-day ticket holders

Wed 10 Jun
Audio-described performance

Thu 11 Jun
Captioned performance

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Part of Theatre & Dance
Part of International Beckett Season


Presented by the Barbican

With the support of the Australian High Commission in London

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