Front Row | Waiting for Godot

Based on Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett

In the current production of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot at The Theatre Royal Haymarket in London, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart play Estragon and Vladimir, the bantering twosome awaiting the mysterious Godot. Mark Lawson met them backstage to ask about their interpretation of what has long been perceived as a difficult play, and how playing Beckett on the London stage differs from their celebrated film roles in The Lord of the Rings, Star Trek and X-Men.


Licence: ERA Licence required

  • Type: Analysis
  • Channel: BBC Radio 4
  • Duration: 9'34''
  • Broadcast date: 2009

UK only
Staff and students of licensed education establishments only
Cannot be adapted

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