Arts: The Week in Review: The Play - waiting for Godot
WAITING FOR GODOT
Matthew Lloyd revives Samuel Beckett's defining 20th-century drama about two tramps waiting for something that will give meaning to their existence. Richard Wilson plays Vladimir with Brian Pettifer as Estragon.
"Richard Wilson's occasional extravagance of voice and gesture fits Vladimir's greater restlessness and never dominates the doughy dolefulness of Brian Pettifer's subtle and moving Estragon," opined Jeffrey Wainwright. "Lloyd's production is short on musicality... A good Godot rather than a great one," judged The Guardian. "While this is a production that elicits some of the gallows humour, never for a moment does it locate the terror or the despair," grumbled The Times. "Lloyd's beautiful production contains Mr Wilson's best performance in years," maintained the Daily Mail, adding, "not to be missed."
Backed by Lloyd's perfectly pitched production, Wilson and Pettifer are the consummate double act in Beckett's play.
Waiting for Godot is at Manchester Royal Exchange until 26 June. For bookings and enquiries call 0161-833 9833.
Swedish stars ask fans for £195 pledges on crowd-funding website
voicesJust when you thought you could find a man, get married, and have a baby by the age of 35... it turns out you’re too late, says Grace Dent
sportNapoli 2 Arsenal 0: Gunners must now face either Real Madrid, PSG, Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid or Barcelona in knock-out stages
musicAs Mariah Carey and Noddy Holder rake in the royalties from their classics, why there hasn't been a decent festive hit for 20 years?
theatreAuthor Daniel Rosenthal recalls the mishaps that almost brought the curtain down on the likes of John Gielgud and Diana Rigg
lifeFull of the joys and want to help your fellow man? December isn't the time to do it
lifeAs the Royal Mail plans to phase out deliveries on two wheels, it's no wonder posties are in a spin
techLuke Blackall reports on precision engineered prams and babygros that monitor your child 24-7
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Nelson Mandela memorial: ‘Bogus’ interpreter made mockery of Barack Obama’s tribute
- 2 It’s shameful that our universities have accepted gender segregation under pressure from the most oppressive religious fanatics
- 3 Kenyan politician Mike Sonko left red-faced after photoshopping himself next to Nelson Mandela
- 4 Exeter to Edinburgh and back in a day: How one fresher's lost bet left him facing a 900-mile round trip
- 5 Selfie at funeral: Cameron squeezes in on Obama snap at Mandela memorial
- < Previous
- Next >