Waiting For Godot

19 October - 04 November                       Tobacco Factory

WAR HORSE

18 October - 11 November                     Bristol Hippodrome

Entertainment Gigs

Captivating over 7 million people while touring eleven countries, rewarded with a multitude of award nominations and wins covering virtually all aspects of the production, Bristol is on the itinerary for the second national tour of Nick Stafford’s hugely successful stage adaptation of war time drama War Horse. When the town drunk Ted buys a horse at auction in order to spite his brother, his son Albert forms a bond with the horse, who he names Joey. But Albert is crushed when the outbreak of World War I means the animal must be donated to the cause, and lies about his age in order to enlist in the army. Will Albert and Joey both make it back safely to Devon at the end of the war? Based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and songs, is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At its heart are life-sized horses by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring galloping and charging horses to life on stage. For tickets, visit atgtickets.com.

Words: JC

 

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When Vladimir and Estragon meet each other at a spot near a tree, they have a conversation on various topics while they wait for a man called Godot. When a messenger boy is sent by Godot to tell them to come tomorrow instead, the two decide to do so - but will Godot be there next time?

Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot explores the struggle for purpose, the power of friendship  - and the hunt for a pair of decent boots! Mark Rosenblatt, associate director at West Yorkshire Playhouse from 2013-2016, leads a team of local and national artists, including designer Janet Bird (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Theatr Clywd), and composer and sound designer Dave Price.

 

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