September 17, 2014
It was the hottest ticket on the Sydney theatre scene in 2013, and now Hugo Weaving and Richard Roxburgh are heading to the London stage in Waiting For Godot.
The veteran Australian actors will reprise their roles from the hit Australian season to bring the classic play to life next year at the Barbican Theatre.
The renowned theatre venue is holding a retrospective of playwright Samuel Beckett’s work, with the Sydney Theatre company production invited to take part.
Another Australian A-Lister is taking part as well: Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett’s husband Andrew Upton who directs the play.
Weaving, 54, is best known for high-profile roles in blockbusters like The Matrix, Lord Of The Rings, V For Vendetta and Captain America: The First Avenger.
Meanwhile Roxburgh, 52, has had parts in Moulin Rouge! and Van Helsing, but is best known for playing a troubled lawyer in the critically acclaimed television series Rake.
The two Australian actors are some of the biggest names in the local industry and will no doubt cause a stir on the London scene.
Only earlier this year Sir Ian McKellan and Patrick Stewart played the very same roles in another production of Waiting For Godot on West End.
The performers also had a season on Broadway in New York, with Weaving and Roxburgh having their work cut out for them trying to out-do the legendary actors.