A Godot Worth Waiting For

On a new production of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot
Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen in Samuel Beckett's 'Waiting for Godot' 2009
'McKellen and Stewart play Gogo and Didi, essentially as old, damaged thespians. “They don't live together,” he points out. “They meet once a day, in the evening, and when night comes, they separate. Godot seems to be an employer of some sort. He has the prospect of work. Well, any actor or washed-up comic knows about an agent, or somebody who they met in a pub, or something.”'

Ian McKellen has spoken to The Times regarding his role in the UK revival of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot. I'm beginning to feel the excitement now, as Jennifer has acquired tickets to an upcoming production at London's Haymarket Theatre. It will be the first time I've seen a Beckett play performed on the stage, which seems almost absurd considering how much I admire the man and his work. Needless to say, I can barely keep still.

McKellen reflects upon his stage and screen career, before offering some observations on his performance alongside Patrick Stewart. You can read the article in full by clicking here.