Okay, this is The hot ticket right now, Sir Ian McKellen as Estragon and Patrick Stewart as Vladimir in the Samuel Becket classic, Waiting For Godot.
I managed to capture a returned ticket to the Sunday matinÃ©e performance, and dutifully trudged across from Covent Garden station to the Haymarket in ample time for 3:00 curtain.Â I even purchased a programme, which I only rarely do.
It didn’t help.
My review?Â WTF!?
It was a brilliant performance, but I would be lying if I claimed I understood it all.Â This was not a uviversal reaction.Â My seatmate was in rapture throughout the piece, and explained that having read the script several times, and seeing other performances and a film version, with this staging it finally all made sense to her.
The staging was beautiful; set, lights, soundscape, all spot on.Â The individual performances were all top notch.Â Simon Callow brings a special brilliance to Pozzo and Ronald Pickup tackles the most difficult role of Lucky with applaum.Â I must say that McKellen & Stewart’s chemistry was a special delight.
I will have to think more about this show before it all really sinks in.
Home again to a mindless night of telly.Â “Britain’s Got Talent” indeed.