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The waiting will come to an end at last at the Groundlings Theatre in Portsea next month.

The production of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting For Godot, postponed from last autumn, is now scheduled for staging on March 17, 19 and 20.

Funny and philosophical, the tale of two tramps waiting alongside a tree for the enigmatic Godot will be directed by Eileen Norris and Groundlings founder Richard Stride.

The venue’s spring programme also features a modern rendering of Kipling’s classic novel, The Jungle Book, performed by the Groundlings Theatre Company (March 28 and 31, and April 2-4), and a new production of Lewis Carroll’s popular favourite, Alice In Wonderland (April 24-25).

Contrastingly, the Groundlings will host Titanic Remembers (April 14), commemorating the terrible shipping calamity of 99 years ago to the very second.

Actors will take audience members on a journey through the final hours of the ‘unsinkable’ ship, giving them an opportunity to experience either the opulence of the final meal in first-class or the old-fashioned fun of third-class. Then both groups can re-live the terror as tragedy unfolds.

Next Monday (7.30pm), the Groundlings will host a Valentine’s dinner with couples having the opportunity to dress in romantic costumes from the theatre’s own wardrobe.

Details and tickets: (023) 9273 7370 or groundlings.co.uk.

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