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Waiting for Godot / En Attendant Godot


  • Playwright

    Samuel Beckett 

  • Setting

    The setting is in the evening on a country road with a single tree present.

  • Synopsis

    Two men, Vladimir and Estragon, wait on a lonely country road for an appointment with Godot. After a while Pozzo enters, leading Lucky on a rope. They talk. Godot fails to arrive.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    05 January 1953

  • Production Notes

    Presented as 'En Attendant Godot' at the Theatre de Babylone, 38 Boulevard Raspail, Paris.

    The English language premiere, directed by Peter Hall, took place at the Arts Theatre Club, London, August 3, 1955.
  • Producer

  • Original Venue

  • Irish Premiere Notes

    Waiting for Godot premiered at the Pike Theatre, Herbert Lane, Dublin, directed by Alan Simpson, on the 28th October 1955. The original cast was Dermot Kelly, Austin Byrne, Nigel Fitzgerald, and Donal Donnelly.

Original Cast  
Estragon Pierre Latour
Vladimir Lucien Raimbourg
Pozzo Roger Blin
Lucky Jean Martin
A Boy Serge Lecointe
Production Team  
Director Roger Blin
Decor by Sergio Gerstein

Published Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    The Estate of Samuel Beckett

  • Address

    c/o Curtis Brown Haymarket House, 28/29 Haymarket,
    London SW1Y 4SP

  • Phone

    + 44 (0) 20 7396 6600

  • Email


  • Website


Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the published playscript and other printed sources on Samuel Beckett.