Oct 31 - Nov 10, 2013

Samuel Beckett ranks among the great artists of the Western world and Waiting for Godot is considered by many to be his masterpiece. On a country road towards the end of day, two friends wait for a man named Godot to arrive. By nightfall they're still waiting.

No one does Beckett better than those from his native land, and Gare St Lazare Players Ireland is internationally recognized as among the foremost interpreters of Beckett's work. Director Judy Hegarty Lovett and actor Conor Lovett have 17 Beckett titles in their repertory. In 2011 the company performed their solo adaptation of Moby Dick by Herman Melville at ArtsEmerson and now they return with the play that changed the course of modern theatre, in its 60th anniversary year. This production, laced with heart and humor, comes to ArtsEmerson directly from its premiere at Dublin's Gaiety Theatre.

“Lovett puts a hex on the audience! Hegarty Lovett…plays this instrument like a true maestro” — Variety



Run by artistic directors Conor Lovett and Judy Hegarty Lovett, Gare St Lazare Players Ireland have toured to over 80 cities outside their native Ireland. Over the last 14 years GSLPI have built a repertory of work that includes 17 Samuel Beckett titles, gaining them an international reputation as leading interpreters of Beckett's work, as well as plays by Conor McPherson, Michael Harding and Will Eno. The company has also received awards in Ireland, China, the U.S. and Germany.


Vladimir Conor Lovett
Estragon Gary Lydon
Lucky Tadhg Murphy
Pozzo Gavan O'Herlihy
Boy Connor Upton


Written by Samuel Beckett
Director Judy Hegarty Lovett
Set/Costume Design  Ferdia Murphy
Lighting Design Sinead Mckenna
Associate Producer Maura O'Keeffe
Line Producer Sorcha O'Reilly
Stage Manager Diarmuid Quigley
Production Manager Rob Furey
Casting Director Maureen Hughes
Fight Consultant Donal O'Farrell
Hair & Makeup Val Sherlock
Construction Barrington Stage Co.
Photography Ros Kavanagh


  • Location: Emerson/Paramount Center Mainstage
  • Gare St & Lazare Players Ireland
  • Written by: Samuel Beckett
  • Directed by: Judy Hegarty Lovett
  • Starring: Conor Lovett, Gary Lydon, Gavan O. Herlihy, Tadgh Murphy, Connor Upton
  • Series: Legend
  • Ages: 12+
  • Running Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes with one intermission