Waiting For Godot
Abbey Theatre. Previews Apr 22-24 Opens Apr 25-May20 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm) abbeytheatrre.ie
“Off we go again,” says Estragon, and later Vladimir, and until this wonderful production appeared last year, you knew exactly how they felt. Beckett’s earliest theatrical masterpiece, long the unofficial property of the Gate Theatre, now makes far more regular appearances than its famous no-show. That makes Druid’s exceptional staging all the more miraculous. Directed with energy and heart by Garry Hynes, designed with artful simplicity by Francis O’Connor, and performed by a revelatory cast of Marty Rea, Aaron Monaghan, Rory Nolan and Garrett Lombard, this is the freshest, funniest, most affecting production of the play you’re ever likely to see.