It was announced today that Lockdown Theatre in association with The Royal Theatrical Fund will be presenting a live virtual table read of A Bit Of Waiting For Gadot taken from Samuel Beckett’s Waiting For Gadot on Sunday 28 June at 7pm.
Directed by Jonathan Church by Robert Lindsay (Estragon) and Michael Palin (Vladimir) and narrated by Joanna Lumley, this special event will allow audiences to get a peek behind the curtain of the theatrical process, in the company of a group of national treasures.
Rob Grant today said: “Many industries are under threat in these troubled times, but the entertainment industry is facing an existential crisis. We simply don’t know when, or even if, theatres will be able to accommodate audiences safely in sufficient numbers to make productions viable again. Theatres are closing, good theatres, and may never reopen their doors.
We at Lockdown Theatre want to do what we can to help safeguard and preserve our rich national heritage of theatre, and give it as healthy a future as possible, so absolutely every penny generated from this production will be donated to The Royal Theatrical Fund (Patron, Her Majesty the Queen).”
The live table read of Samuel Beckett’s masterpiece will take place via Zoom and will be followed by a live Q&Q with the cast and director.
So grab your wine, and get prepared for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. But be quick as there are limited tickets available (£35 each) which can be purchased, here.