Waiting for Godot returns to Smock Alley this August for a limited run, back by popular demand.

Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot is back at Smock Alley Theatre this August for a limited run, before embarking on a tour of Brazil.

A country road. A tree.


Vladimir and Estragon wait endlessly for the arrival of Godot, discussing religion, contemplating suicide and crotch rot in a comical wordplay of poetry, dreamscapes and nonsense.

The play is a  tragicomedy in two acts which pioneered an expressionistic minimalism that captured the existential post World War II Europe and man’s inexhaustible search for meaning.

They give birth astride a grave, the light gleams an instant then its night once more”

This play remains one of the most beautiful and allegorical of our time.

Waiting for Godot at Smock Alley Theatre
Waiting for Godot at his door!
It simply seethes with an energy that perhaps runs counter to the downbeat struggle of the two tramps Vladimir and Estragon with the futility of existence. But, at the same time, it sheds new light on a work many of us are perhaps over-familiar with, throwing things previously unnoticed into relief…every detail is thoroughly fleshed-out, every drop of bleak portent wrung from each word, phrase, and situation.” – John McKeown (Irish Independent, August 2014)

Waiting for Godot, directed by Patrick Sutton, runs at Smock Alley Theatre from 24th to 29th August in The Main Space, with performances at 7:30pm each evening, and Saturday matinee at 2:30pm.

Tickets costing €15 may be booked online. Concessions and discount rates are also available. Or why not avail of the special meal offers? On Thursday 27th and Friday 28th August, enjoy a specially designed seasonal pre-show dinner with a glass of wine in the Banquet Hall AND a ticket to the show for only €30!

Call Smock Alley Theatre on 01-6770014 or visit the theatre’s website for more information. There are also free tours one hour before every show.


Smock Alley Dublin

Smock Alley Theatre
Exchange Street Lower
Temple Bar
Dublin 8

Tel: 01 677 0014

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Lead image courtesy Smock Alley Theatre

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