Waiting for Godot
An experimental pre-cast production
Samuel Beckett's play, which was first performed in Paris in 1953, was rapidly performed all over the world and became unexpectedly a great popular success.
It is an elusive tragic farce about two tramps for ever awaiting the arrival of the mysterious Godot, who will in some unexplained way make everything different but who never comes. Exemplifying as it does the existential absurdity of man's situation, the play became one of the cornerstones of the Theatre of the Absurd.