Sunday Night at the Drama Festival: Corn Mill present ‘Waiting For Godot’

Waiting For GodotOn Sunday 11 March the Corn Mill Theatre Group present ‘Waiting for Godot’ by Samuel Beckett. Two tramps are waiting by a sickly looking tree for M. Godot to show. They pass the time by quarrelling, making up, contemplating suicide, eating a carrot and gnawing chicken bones and playing with their hats. Two more characters arrive, a master and his slave who puts on his thinking hat. A young boy announces that M. Godot will not arrive until tomorrow “will night ever come”! Founded in 1963 as The Community Players and opening their own theatre – The Corn Mill Theatre and Arts Centre, they have competed since 1970 and have reached the All Ireland Open Finals on twenty one occasions. They have managed to win on three occasions: in 1998, 2005 and their latest win in 2014 with ‘The Devil’s Ceili’ by Philip Doherty and Kevin McGahern and in the same year won the Abbey Theatre Award.