An all-black British cast take on Samuel Beckett's play for the first time at Deptford's Albany

News Shopper: All-black British cast tackle Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot All-black British cast tackle Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot

An innovative theatre group is set to tackle a mysterious play with a whole new approach.

West Yorkshire Playhouse and Talawa Theatre Company will, for the first time in the UK, present Samuel Beckett’s masterpiece Waiting for Godot with an all-black British cast.

The funny, poetic and tragic show which contemplates humanity and friendship is set to run at The Albany in Deptford next month.

Talawa Theatre Company is Britain’s foremost Black-led theatre company.

Since its inception it has mounted more than 40 productions including African, Caribbean, American and British classics and exciting new writing.

Waiting for Godot – considered one of Beckett’s most important and famous pieces – will run between Tuesday March 6 and Saturday March 10 at the theatre in Douglas Way.

Shows start at 7.30pm with a Saturday matinee beginning at 3pm.

For tickets call the box office on 020 8692 4446 or visit

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