Preston Guild Hall. Autumn. A road. A tree. Evening. Vladimir and Estragon meet as dusk approaches.
Estragon tries to remove his boot. Vladimir examines his hat. A conversation begins, a joke is interrupted. A carrot is eaten. The two men quarrel, then embrace. A pair of eccentric travellers arrive. Seemingly master and servant, one stands weighed down at the end of a long rope, the other carries a whip.
So begins Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, a surreal ground-breaking, anarchic meditation on the meaning of life and death.
Part allegory, part burlesque, all masterpiece, this unique, timeless play moves seamlessly between absurdist comic sketch and captivating philosophical drama.
London Classic Theatre presents Waiting for Godot at Preston Guild Hall for three nights from Thursday October 1.
Tickets £16, £14 concs. Call 01772 804444 or see www.prestonguildhall.com/home