Godot Has Arrived

Ian McKellen (Estragon) and Patrick Stewart (Vladimir) starring in the new UK Production of Samuel Beckett's 'Waiting for Godot'
'[Ronald Pickup:] I was lucky enough to work with Beckett, first at the Royal Court, when I was in Play with Anna Massey and Penelope Wilton in 1976, and then in 1977 on Ghost Trio and ... but the clouds..., two short pieces for television, which Beckett and Donald McWhinnie directed together. Meeting him was an overwhelming experience. He was obsessed with rhythm, and to watch him with the text in front of him was like seeing a composer conducting their own work.'

Danny Rosenthal, 'Godot Has Arrived'
The Independent, 19 March 2009
As Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart play Estragon and Vladimir in the new UK Production of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot, the Independent newspaper managed to catch up with them for an interview. Their co-stars join the discussion, to answer questions on their experience of Beckett's work, the relationships between characters in the play, critical interpretations, and the playwright's meticulous stage directions. You can read the article in full by clicking here.