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Re: Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart in Godot
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2009, 12:51:38 AM »
The London premiere was a celeb event.  Quentin Letts writes in Forbes

"Sir Paul McCartney kept us all waiting for Godot... There we all were in the theater, twiddling our thumbs, cobras coiled for action. Yet nothing was happening. Tick, tock, the minutes staggered by.  Two prime seats in the stalls pulsated with their emptiness. Why are we waiting? We're waiting for Paul.  Ex-Beatle McCartney, with rock-star regard for promptness, swanned in six minutes late, accompanied by his latest arm candy (dark-haired, smiley, aged about 20 by the look of her).   Henna-haired Sir Paul, a slender Peter Pan with springy gait, was pointed to his seat by a scraping usher. Floated past several bodies, he did, without so much as an "oops" or a "sorry." Sat down and gave a blithe, high-eyebrowed look to left and right as if to say, "Right, I'm ready, what's the hold up?" Ten seconds later the play began."

"...Enfant terrible director Steven Berkoff had turned up looking cross, veins twitching on his bald head.

And Sting was in the stalls. Nothing snooty about him, thank goodness... Good old Sting was one of the first members of the audience to take his seat, a comfortable 10 minutes before the 7 p.m. curtain-up."

"...Godot as showbiz!
Sam Beckett would have found it all decidedly odd."

The full article is here:

www.forbes.com/2009/05/13/paul-mccartney-ian-mckellen-patrick-stewart-opinions-columnists-waiting-for-godot.html

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Re: Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart in Godot
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2008, 06:05:51 PM »
This is already being called the X-Men Godot, as both appeared in the film.

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Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart in Godot
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2008, 07:13:55 PM »
Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart will be performing Beckett's Waiting for Godot throughout Great Britain in 2009.

The director is Sean Mathias, Ian McKellen plays Estragon and Patrick Stewart plays Vladimir.

The performance dates are:

 5-14 Mar 2009       Malvern Theatres
16-21 Mar 2009      Milton Keynes
23-28 Mar 2009      Brighton Theatre Royal
30 Mar- 4 Apr 2009 Bath Theatre Royal
 6-11 Apr 2009       Norwich Theatre Royal
13-18 Apr 2009      Edinburgh Kings Theatre
20-25 Apr2009       Newcastle Theatre Royal
30 April onwards     Theatre Royal, Haymarket, London
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