- 15 Dec 17
Druid’s acclaimed production of 'Waiting for Godot' by Samuel Beckett will embark on extensive 12 week national and international tour in 2018
It will spending five weeks in venues across Ireland , including jar Town Hall Theatre, Galway; Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick; An Grianán, Letterkenny; Everyman Theatre, Cork; Backstage Theatre, Longford; National Opera House, Wexford; The Pavilion, Dún Laoghaire; Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo).
Tony Award-winner Garry Hynes directs members of the acclaimed Druid Ensemble Garrett Lombard, Aaron Monaghan, Rory Nolan and Marty Rea in ‘The freshest, funniest and most affecting production of the play in at least a quarter of a century’ - The Irish Times.
Druid’s interpretation of Beckett’s masterpiece premiered in the 2016 Galway International Arts Festival, captivating both audiences and critics alike.
There wasn’t a ticket to be had for the subsequent Unusual Rural Tour, which played in exterior locations Glencree, Inis Meáin and the Céide Fields.
The sell-out production earlier this year had a month long run at The Abbey Theatre in April prior to heading to Spoleto Festival USA in June, playing to capacity audiences at both venues.
“Our 2016 Unusual Rural Tour showed us just how much of an appetite there is for this production so it’s great to take it to so many corners of the country, and internationally, in 2018.” said Artistic Director, Garry Hynes.
“It’s also fantastic to continue working on this extraordinary show with members of our Ensemble and creative team who have created something very special.'”
Audiences around the country will now have an opportunity to see this engaging new production, a theatrical Tour-de-Force from Ireland's premier independent theatre company. Tickets are limited, so early booking is advised.
This latest announcement demonstrates Druid’s continued resolve and capacity to bringing outstanding theatre to audiences throughout Ireland and to the international stage.
For full details on the tour visit www.druid.ie