September 17, 2014
Sydney Theatre Company is to return to the Barbican in London in 2015 with its production of Waiting for Godot starring Hugo Weaving and Richard Roxburgh, as part of a season of works by Samuel Beckett at the venue.
The show will run from June 4 to 13, 2015, and will see both Weaving and Roxburgh reprise their roles as Vladimir and Estragon respectively.
They will be joined by Philip Quast, who will reprise his as Pozzo, and Luke Mullins, who will return to play Lucky.
The production first ran at the Sydney Theatre in 2013 and is directed by Sydney Theatre Company artistic director Andrew Upton. The company last performed at the Barbican with Big and Small starring Cate Blanchett.
As part of the three-week Beckett season, American director and actor Robert Wilson will perform Krapp’s Last Tape from June 19 to 21, and Lisa Dwan will appear in triple bill Not I / Footfalls / Rockaby, directed by Walter Asmus from June 2 to 7.
Meanwhile, Ninagawa Company will stage the UK premiere of its production of Hamlet, directed by Japanese theatre director Yukio Ninagawa, from May 21 to 24. The company will also present its stage adaptation of Haruki Murakami’s novel Kafka on the Shore from May 28 to 30.
The venue will also host the UK premiere of the Theatre de la Ville-Paris production of Six Characters in Search of an Author by Luigi Piandello, as well as performances as part of the London International Mime Festival 2015, including Theatre Ad Infinitum’s Light.