Druid’s Waiting for Godot returns to Galway

Acclaimed staging of Beckett play to tour Ireland followed by American dates

Marty Rea and Aaron Monaghan in Druid's production of Beckett's Waiting for Godot.

Marty Rea and Aaron Monaghan in Druid's production of Beckett's Waiting for Godot.

DRUID THEATRE'S acclaimed production of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot, one of the highlights of the 2016 Galway International Arts Festival, will return for a 12 week national and international tour in 2018.

The play begins its run in Galway's Town Hall Theatre from February 22 to March 3, before moving to Limerick (March 7 to 10 ), Letterkenny (March 13 to 15 ), Cork (March 20 to 24 ), Longford (March 27 and 28 ), Wexford (March 30 and 31 ), Dún Laoghaire (April 3 and 4 ), Sligo (April 6 and 7 ). After this it moves to the USA with performances in Washington DC (April 17 to May 20 ) and Chicago (May 23 to June 3 ).

The production will be directed by the Tony Award-winning Garry Hynes, and the cast is Druid Ensemble members Garrett Lombard, Aaron Monaghan, Rory Nolan, and Marty Rea. The 2016 staging of play "exceptional...miraculous" (The Irish Times ); "a welcome reinvention...a must-see" (The Sunday Business Post ); "splendid...Hynes mines the comedy expertly" (The Irish Examiner ), and "the best work made of the play in years" (The Stage ).

“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 shaped something very special."

Tickets go on sale on Friday October 6. For more information see www.druid.ie

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