New post-show Q&A: Join Terri for Beckett’s Waiting for Godot at the play’s original home

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Mates co-founder Terri Paddock will talk to the company of Samuel Beckett’s masterpiece WAITING FOR GODOT, as the play returns home to the stage where it had its English-language premiere 62 years ago, on Wednesday 6 September 2017. Got any questions?

Didi and Gogo wait on a country road by a tree for a man named Godot. All they know is that when Godot arrives they will be saved. If he doesn’t arrive they have to come back tomorrow and wait again.

So begins and ends Samuel Beckett’s masterpiece WAITING FOR GODOT, arguably the greatest play of the 20th century. Didi and Gogo pass the time by playing games, arguing and questioning why they are waiting. Pozzo, a landowner arrives with his slave Lucky who he is bringing to the fair to sell. They pass the time. Pozzo and Lucky leave. A boy arrives and tells them Godot won’t come today but surely tomorrow. They wait.

“Nothing to be done.”

For a strictly limited season from 5 to 23 September 2017, this landmark production returns Beckett’s classic to London’s Arts Theatre where the play received its English-language premiere in 1955, directed by a then 24-year-old Sir Peter Hall. To celebrate this iconic homecoming, there are 1955 seats available at under £30 across the run.

This revival of WAITING FOR GODOT, from Ireland’s AC Productions, has thrilled and entertained audiences around the world since 2005. It stars Patrick O’Donnell (as Gogo/Estragon), Nick Devlin (Didi/Vladimir), Paul Kealyn (Pozzo) and Conor Donelan (Lucky).

I’ll be joined by the cast for the WAITING FOR GODOT Q&A after the evening performance on Wednesday 6 September 2017.

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Terri Paddock runs MyTheatreGroup, which provides content and social media marketing services for theatre clients across channels including MyTheatreMates.com, StageFaves.com, Stage Talk and TerriPaddock.com. Previously,
Terri Paddock founded WhatsOnStage.com and the WhatsOnStage Awards, running the company and its events from 1996 to 2013. Terri is also the author of two novels, Come Clean and Beware the Dwarfs, and has previously written for the Evening Standard, Independent, The Times and other national publications. She also produces the annual Critics' Circle Theatre Awards and acts as a digital, content strategy and event consultant for theatre, producers and other clients. She tweets about theatre at @TerriPaddock.
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Terri Paddock runs MyTheatreGroup, which provides content and social media marketing services for theatre clients across channels including MyTheatreMates.com, StageFaves.com, Stage Talk and TerriPaddock.com. Previously,
Terri Paddock founded WhatsOnStage.com and the WhatsOnStage Awards, running the company and its events from 1996 to 2013. Terri is also the author of two novels, Come Clean and Beware the Dwarfs, and has previously written for the Evening Standard, Independent, The Times and other national publications. She also produces the annual Critics' Circle Theatre Awards and acts as a digital, content strategy and event consultant for theatre, producers and other clients. She tweets about theatre at @TerriPaddock.