Godot is a Woman

Godot is a Woman

Cast Second Space (unallocated)

Thu 21 September


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 2023 and we're still waiting.


Since Beckett wrote Waiting for Godot, he and his estate have notoriously challenged - often legally - non-male companies that wish to perform it. Silent Faces return with their trademark style of playful and political physical theatre, in a whip-smart interrogation of authorial copyright, gender barriers in the arts and the cultural significance of Madonna's 1989 album, Like a Prayer. Samuel Beckett? thank u... next.

Godot is a Woman ran at the Pleasance London in 2021 to rapturous audiences and critical acclaim before transferring to the Pleasance at Edinburgh Fringe in 2022, where the show enjoyed sold-out audiences, award nominations and multiple 5-star reviews.

★★★★ The Guardian

★★★★ The Stage

★★★★ The Scotsman

★★★★ Broadway World

★★★★ Broadway Baby

★★★★★ Reviews Hub

★★★★★ Feminist Fringe

★★★★★ Fringe Biscuit


Featured in The Guardian's 20 theatre, comedy and dance shows you shouldn’t miss at Edinburgh fringe 2022; shortlisted for the Popcorn New Writing Award 2022 in association with BBC Writersroom. As heard on The Guilty Feminist podcast with Deborah Frances-White and Radio 4’s Roleplay.



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