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Samuel Beckett’s Waiting For Godot gets royal nod

The Queen is a fan of the famous Irish absurdist play Waiting For Godot, according to veteran actor Peter Sallis.

The 89-year-old star, voice of Wallace in the Wallace And Gromit films, said the Queen told him how much she enjoyed the Samuel Beckett play when he received his OBE at Buckingham Palace.

He said: “I was tickled pink. The Queen has something to say to everyone. And as she was sticking the medal on me, she said: ‘I love Last Of The Summer Wine. And Waiting For Godot.' That was all she said.”

Playwright Samuel Beckett is a former pupil of Portora Royal School in Enniskillen. He began his schooldays there in 1920 aged 14. A plaque marking the connection was unveiled at the school in 2006.

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