Written by Samuel Beckett
Don’t touch me! Don’t question me! Don’t speak to me! Stay with me!
Two washed-up young drifters wait by the road for a man they’ve never met, hoping against all proof that now, as night closes in and their patter runs dry, they may finally catch a break. Over the bare horizon, a figure leads another on a leash. Can this be what they are waiting for?
Totally Tom, Edinburgh comedy favourites and stars of Live at the Electric, bring sharp-eyed, contemporary character-comedy to this timeless vision of life as a horrifying joke.
You’d make me laugh if it wasn’t prohibited.
TOTALLY TOM (Tom Stourton and Tom Palmer) made their name with the hit viral video, High Renaissance Man before being nominated for Edinburgh Foster’s Comedy Award in 2011. Stars of BBC Three’s Live at the Electric and E4’s Comedy Lab, they continue to perform sell-out shows across the country.
“Refreshingly original” ★★★★★ Telegraph
“Deliriously funny” ★★★★ Independent
“Feverish imagination” ★★★★ Metro
Simon Dormandy directs. He has worked with Cheek by Jowl, the RSC, the Donmar and the Royal Court. Simon also directed the UK premiere of von Mayenburg’s Eldorado at Arcola.
Photos: Oliver King Photography
“Smashing new version… a Godot to recommend highly.”
★★★★ The Public Reviews
“The leads have big futures.”
“A strikingly modern and youthful interpretation”
“A fantastic production, and certainly not one to miss.”
“Just plain hilarious.”
A Younger Theatre
“Thank heavens for novelty… Dormandy uses Godot to diagnose a generation.”
“Yields new meanings with every phrase.”
What’s on Stage
“Wonderfully restaged by Simon Dormandy in a highly physical production.”
About the Designer
Patrick Kinmonth is known internationally as one of the most acclaimed set and costume designers of his generation. In October 2012, Patrick was awarded the Wall Street Journal magazine’s ‘Innovator of the Year Award’ for his “unrestricted creativity and multiple talents as a set and costume designer, director, painter, author, decorator and exhibition curator”.
Preview performances – (7 – 9 May) – all tickets £16
Opening night: 12 May
Saturday matinees at 2.30pm – £18 (£15 concessions)
Pay What You Can Tuesdays (tickets in person from 6.30pm – limited and subject to availability)
Recommended for ages 12+
Running time is approximately 2hrs 30mins including an interval
Please note that there will be a post-show Q&A with the actors, Beckett scholar Dr. Judith Wilkinson and director Simon Dormandy on Thursday 15 May