IT was the most sought after ticket at the Sydney Theatre Company last season, and now Hugo Weaving and Richard Roxburgh will reprise their Waiting for Godot roles on a London stage.
THE renowned tragic-comedy, directed by Cate Blanchett’s husband Andrew Upton, will be staged at the Barbican Theatre next year as part of its International Beckett Season celebrating playwright Samuel Beckett.
Sydney’s portrayal of Beckett’s bleak but witty masterpiece, which also stars Philip Quast and Luke Mullins, was hugely successful in Sydney last November and earned critical acclaim. About 35,000 theatregoers turned out to watch the play in which nothing famously happens, twice, and the show was named best mainstage production at the Sydney Theatre Awards in January. Roxburgh, who played Estragon, won the Helpmann Award for best male actor in a play, while Mullins took home best supporting actor for his role as Lucky. The same cast will perform at the Barbican from June 4 to 13. The announcement comes a month after the STC’s production of The Maids, starring Cate Blanchett and Isabelle Huppert and directed by Benedict Andrews, ran in New York as part of the Lincoln Centre Festival.