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Feb 08 2018

I can’t wait to do it again, particularly with these guys

Aaron Monaghan on the return of Druid’s Waiting for Godot

AN EARLY highlight of the Town Hall Theatre’s spring programme gets under way this month with the return of Druid’s brilliant production of Samuel Beckett's Waiting For Godot. Directed by Garry Hynes, and first performed at the 2016 Galway International Arts Festival, the production has since toured Ireland and visited the US to huge acclaim.

At the centre of the play is the wonderful double act of Marty Rea as Estragon, lean as a pencil in his frayed pinstriped coat, and the shorter Aaron Monaghan as the perpetually perplexed Vladimir. Ahead of Godot’s return, Monaghan spoke with me about the play from New York where he and fellow Godot cast member Garret Lombard (Lucky ) are starring in Marie Jones’ Stones In His Pockets.

It has been 20 years since Monaghan made his stage debut and he is widely recognised as one of our foremost actors. His CV includes leading roles in prestige productions of Shakespeare, Synge, Sophocles, Murphy, and O’Casey, with many of those roles coming for Druid. Remarkably, Druid’s Waiting For Godot was his first time to do a play by Beckett.



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