Two hapless understudies occupy their time backstage, trying to understand art, life, theatre and their precarious existence within it.
Described as “delectable” by The New York Times and “gleefully absurd” by Time Out New York, Dave Hanson‘s hilariously witty comedy ponders Beckett, showbiz and just what on earth it’s all about. Turns out, the only people who truly understand Beckett’s Waiting For Godot are the understudies.
The UK premiere of Waiting for Waiting for Godot is directed by Mark Bell, the critically-acclaimed director behind the Olivier-award winning hit The Play That Goes Wrong and the recently acclaimed The Comedy About a Bank Robbery and presented by Libby Brodie Productions.
The production stars a trio of comic masters: The Fast Show‘s Simon Day, alongside The Play That Goes Wrong alumni Laura Kirman and James Marlowe.
For the Q&A, I’ll be joined by American writer Dave Hanson, flying in from New York for the opening, director Mark Bell and the full cast. How exciting!