Ali Wright

Godot Is a Woman

Silent Faces | STET The English Theatre
vr 24 jan en za 25 jan
vr 24 jan 2025
en
za 25 jan 2025

In 1953 a man wrote a play about waiting
In 1988 he sued five women for trying to perform it
In 2001 Madonna released What It Feels Like for a Girl

It’s 2024 and we’re still waiting.

Two people wait beneath a solitary tree on a country road – it’s a familiar scene, but this is not Waiting for Godot. Waiting for Godot was written by a man, for men. And Silent Faces aren’t men, in fact they are gender diverse… So what are they waiting for? It’s time to dig it all up and start again.

Since Samuel Beckett wrote Waiting for Godot, he and his estate have notoriously challenged - often legally - non-male companies that wish to perform it.

A whip-smart interrogation of gender, authorial copyright and the cultural significance of Madonna's 1989 album, Like a Prayer, Silent Faces return with their trademark style of playful, political, physical theatre.

About Silent Faces

Pleasance Associates Silent Faces are a female and non-binary led integrated company of disabled and non-disabled artists, whose work has been performed at the Pleasance London, Edinburgh Fringe, Camden People’s Theatre, Latitude Festival, Wilderness Festival, Brighton Fringe and as part of Incoming Festival at HOME Manchester and New Diorama.

Back with their trademark style of playful and political physical theatre, Godot is a Woman follows the critically acclaimed A Clown Show About Rain (“Delightful” Scotsman) and Follow Suit (“Marvellously comic and compelling” The Stage).

In de media

THE GUARDIAN ★★★★
"cheeky and geeky"

THE SPECTATOR
"will have you laughing all evening and arguing all night"

THE STAGE ★★★★
"richly comic"

REVIEWS HUB ★★★★★
"Unmissable"

THE SCOTSMAN ★★★★
"extremely clever, amusing and provocative"

BROADWAY BABY ★★★★
 
BROADWAY WORLD ★★★★

WEE REVIEW ★★★★

THE STUDENT ★★★★
 
STAGETALK MAGAZINE ★★★★

FRINGE BISCUIT ★★★★★

FEMINIST FRINGE ★★★★★
Feminist Fringe

GET THE CHANCE ★★★★★