Samuel Beckett’s ground-breaking masterwork of 20th century drama, Waiting for Godot, is being staged by the Westacre Theatre Company next week.
With many possible interpretations, Samuel Beckett’s first thought-provoking play has prompted persistent and fierce speculation for over 60 years.
“Why are we here, that is the question?
And we are blessed in this, that we happen to know the answer.
Yes, in this immense confusion one thing alone is clear.
We are waiting for Godot to come.”
The Westacre Theatre Company is well known for its dramas of immense integrity and this will be no exception. The intimacy of its studio theatre will bring the play’s endless puzzlement just that little bit closer to you.
At best, Beckett only ever offered cryptic clues about the meaning of his work.
So you and the audience around you will need to evolve your own views to take away and ponder.
A fundamental plank to the play’s long-standing success is the enormous amount of unravelling – political, social, sexual and religious – undertaken by theatre-goers the world over.
No easy answers on offer to you here and now. But lots of questions will no doubt be posed. What are the characters loitering on Westacre Theatre’s stage actually waiting for?
The one repeated assertion is, of course, that they are waiting for Godot.
The key roles are played by Ben Francis, Andy Naylor, Clive Hadfield and Merlyn Salter.
This is live theatre at its most interesting and touching performed in a setting that is out of the ordinary, too. Located in rolling Norfolk countryside with its own landscaped lagoon, Westacre Theatre is only a mile off the A47.
Curtain up is at 7.30pm next Friday, March 24, continuing at the same time on Saturday 25th, then again on Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1. Optional pre-booked suppers are served from 6pm.
You can book online at www.westacretheatre.com or leave a message on 01760 755800 and the theatre will return your call.