Beckett’s baffling classic gets a comic take in Place show

The characters Estragon and Vladimir wait for Godot
The characters Estragon and Vladimir wait for Godot

An irreverent take on Samuel Beckett’s classic Waiting for Godot comes to The Place in Bedford from Thursday June 23 to Saturday June 25.

The play tells of two tramps who await the arrival of the Godot. It is not made clear who the men are, why they are waiting, what they expect from Godot or, indeed, who Godot is.

The 1955 play was described by the Irish critic Vivien Mercier as a play in which “nothing happens, twice”.

Kathy Frost, of production company Certain Age, said: “The danger with classics is that they can be put on a pedestal and taken far too seriously and treated with an inappropriate reverence.

“Our production takes into account the play’s subtitle - ‘A tragicomedy in two Acts’ - and puts the emphasis firmly on the comedy.”

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