WAITING FOR GODOT
by Samuel Beckett
The Room Upstairs, Lincoln Drill Hall
6th to 8th November 2019
“Nothing happens, nobody comes, nobody goes. It’s awful!”
These lines from Samuel Beckett’s absurdist work Waiting for Godot were taken up by critics who were outraged and astonished when the play was first performed in Paris in 1953.
Back then it was derided, but in the intervening half-century Godot has taken on iconic status as the play which redefined modern theatre.
In it two tramps, Vladimir and Estragon, pass their days waiting for the mysterious Godot who promises to improve and explain their lives. On a bare stage featuring just a tree and a mound our two protagonists grapple with their lot and with human existence, waiting each day for their salvation to come.
Common Ground Theatre Company has been performing in Lincoln for almost two decades and brings this timeless existentialist masterpiece to the intimate stage in The Room Upstairs.
David Thew is directing and the cast is as follows:
Vladimir – John Leighton
Estragon – Christopher Adams
Pozzo – Jez Ashberry
Lucky – Anthony Sexton
Boy – TBC
Tickets cost £10 and performances start at 7.30pm. Book online on the Lincoln Drill Hall website.
by Amanda Whittington
Broadbent Theatre, Wickenby
23rd to 25th April 2020
Life is one long, hard slog for the fish-filleting foursome Pearl, Jan, Shelley and Linda. But their fortunes are set to change when they head to Ladies’ Day at the races. Factory hairnets make way for fascinators as the four friends hit the races for an unforgettable day out.
Secrets are spilled with the champagne and friendships are tested to the limit. Yet as the day unfolds and tempers fray, their accumulator bet keeps quietly winning. If their luck and their nerve holds, the ladies could could hit the jackpot – and more.