Sir Peter Hall’s 50th anniversary production of Samuel Beckett’s modern masterpiece Waiting for Godot may at last make its way into the West End, albeit a year late. The final production in Hall’s Bath repertory season last summer, the director had hoped to bring it then into the West End’s Arts Theatre, where he directed the English-language world premiere in 1955 when he was the theatre’s 25-year-old artistic director. However, a clash over the proposed transfer led to a very public spat between Hall and directors at the Barbican Centre and Dublin’s Gate Theatre, who jointly held the London rights for their Beckett centenary festival earlier this year (See News, 17 Mar 2006). This month, Hall has revived the production at Bath, Oxford and Richmond, where it finishes on 30 September 2006 (See News, 20 Jul 2006), after which it may come into town – possibly to the New Ambassadors, which has been dark since July’s premature closure of On the Third Day, the winner of Channel’s 4’s playwriting competition The Play’s the Thing (See News, 17 Jul 2006) – for a limited season. In Waiting for Godot, two tramps, Vladimir and Estragon, are waiting on a deserted road. As they pass the time, they ask the question: “Will Mr Godot ever come?”. In the National Theatre’s NT2000 poll, theatre professionals voted Waiting for Godot the most significant English language play of the 20th century. Depending on availability, Hall’s anniversary cast - James Laurenson and Alan Dobie as Vladimir and Estragon, with Richard Dormer as Lucky and Terence Rigby as Pozzo – are likely to reprise their performances in the West End.