In September and October of this year, the Gate Theatre will embark on its first ever all Ireland tour with its acclaimed production of Samuel Beckett's Waiting For Godot. In 1987, Beckett asked Michael Colgan to produce Waiting for Godot at The Gate, and requested that Walter Asmus - his assistant director on the famous Schiller Theatre production - direct. Hailed by the international press as "the definitive Godot" this production has since toured all over the world, including China, Melbourne and Toronto, receiving unprecedented critical acclaim. As part of its 80th anniversary celebrations, the Gate Theatre will take Beckett's seminal tragicomedy on tour to 40 venues across the 32 counties of Ireland, playing for one night only in each venue. The tour, which will also mark the 20th anniversary of this now legendary production, will star the original cast members including Stephen Brennan, Barry McGovern, Johnny Murphy and Alan Stanford. See our theatre listings for details of a show in your area.