Stewart, McKellen set for ‘Godot’

West End production opens next season

The West End is getting a “Godot” next season to match the one on Broadway.

Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart will topline a Brit production of “Waiting for Godot” that will launch a U.K. tour in March ahead of an April bow at the Theater Royal Haymarket.

Blighty “Godot” begins London perfs April 30, the same night as the opening of a Gotham incarnation produced by the Roundabout Theater Company and starring Nathan Lane and Bill Irwin. Press night for the U.K. version is May 6.

Staging is helmed by Sean Mathias (“Indiscretions,” “The Elephant Man”), the new artistic director of the Theater Royal Haymarket Company, which produces in partnership with Duncan C. Weldon Prods.

McKellen and Stewart have previously starred opposite each other on the bigscreen as rival mutant leaders in the “X-Men” pics. Onstage they appeared together in a Royal Shakespeare Company production of Tom Stoppard’s “Every Good Boy Deserves Favour” in 1977.

Duo will play the central pair of tramps in Samuel Beckett’s landmark play, which preemed in Paris in 1953. Show follows Vladimir (Stewart) and Estragon (McKellen) as they wait for someone named Godot.

Production, the first tour for the Royal Haymarket Company, will make stops in cities including Edinburgh, Newcastle and Brighton on its way to London. Perfs at the Haymarket are currently skedded to run through June 28.

More Legit

  • Tracy Letts

    Stagecraft Podcast: Blackmail Led Tracy Letts to Acting (Listen)

    The West End is getting a “Godot” next season to match the one on Broadway. Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart will topline a Brit production of “Waiting for Godot” that will launch a U.K. tour in March ahead of an April bow at the Theater Royal Haymarket. Blighty “Godot” begins London perfs April 30, the […]

  • profiles theatre Sexual Harassment

    Sexual Harassment in the Theater: How Chicago Fought Back

    The West End is getting a “Godot” next season to match the one on Broadway. Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart will topline a Brit production of “Waiting for Godot” that will launch a U.K. tour in March ahead of an April bow at the Theater Royal Haymarket. Blighty “Godot” begins London perfs April 30, the […]

  • The Band's Visit

    Broadway Box Office: Promising Start for 'The Band's Visit'

    The West End is getting a “Godot” next season to match the one on Broadway. Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart will topline a Brit production of “Waiting for Godot” that will launch a U.K. tour in March ahead of an April bow at the Theater Royal Haymarket. Blighty “Godot” begins London perfs April 30, the […]

  • Judd Apatow

    Judd Apatow on Weinstein Co. at Power of Women Luncheon: 'Shut It Down'

    The West End is getting a “Godot” next season to match the one on Broadway. Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart will topline a Brit production of “Waiting for Godot” that will launch a U.K. tour in March ahead of an April bow at the Theater Royal Haymarket. Blighty “Godot” begins London perfs April 30, the […]

  • War Paint review

    Broadway Musical 'War Paint' Will Close Earlier Than Expected

    The West End is getting a “Godot” next season to match the one on Broadway. Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart will topline a Brit production of “Waiting for Godot” that will launch a U.K. tour in March ahead of an April bow at the Theater Royal Haymarket. Blighty “Godot” begins London perfs April 30, the […]

  • Springsteen on Broadway opening

    'Springsteen on Broadway' Opening: Don't Clap Along With The Boss

    The West End is getting a “Godot” next season to match the one on Broadway. Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart will topline a Brit production of “Waiting for Godot” that will launch a U.K. tour in March ahead of an April bow at the Theater Royal Haymarket. Blighty “Godot” begins London perfs April 30, the […]

  • SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY

    Theater Review: 'Springsteen on Broadway' Is an Intimate, Living Autobiography

    The West End is getting a “Godot” next season to match the one on Broadway. Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart will topline a Brit production of “Waiting for Godot” that will launch a U.K. tour in March ahead of an April bow at the Theater Royal Haymarket. Blighty “Godot” begins London perfs April 30, the […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content