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Godot is a Woman
LGBT+ + Physical Theatre + Main House Later

Godot is a Woman

It's 2024... and we're still waiting

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.

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 to London with their trademark style of playful, political, physical theatre, following a critically acclaimed UK tour.


Writer & performer | Josie Underwood
Writer & performer | Jack Wakely
Writer, co-director & performer | Cordelia Stevenson
Performer | Cara Withers

Executive Producer | Dominika Blackappl
Co-Director | Laura Killeen
Production Manager | Stella Kailides
Technical Stage Manager | Nikita Bala
Costume Design | Rachel Gammon
Sound Design | Ellie Isherwood
Lighting Design | Jo Palmer
Set Design | Fran Gibson & Stella Kailides

Co-production with Silent Faces and The Pleasance Theatre

Ticket Price

£10 - £28


9th Jan - 3rd Feb


King's Head Theatre



★★★★★ “Unmissable” - ReviewsHub
★★★★★ “A true delight worth waiting for” - Three Weeks
★★★★★ “Nothing short of remarkable” -  Edinburgh Reporter
★★★★ "A cheeky, geeky reflection on the patriarchal structures of authorial copyright" - The Guardian
★★★★ “Richly comic and enlightening” - The Stage
★★★★ “Extremely clever, amusing and provocativeThe Scotsman
“Will have you laughing all evening and arguing all nightThe Spectator

Featured in The Guardian's 20 theatre, comedy and dance shows you shouldn’t miss at Edinburgh fringe 2022
As heard on The Guilty Feminist podcast and Radio 4’s Roleplay



Age Restriction: 14+ 

Accessible Information:

Audio Introduction for blind and partially sighted audiences by Audio Description Association
Part of the Audio Description Association’s nationwide pilot scheme, these specially curated audio intro notes for Godot is a Woman are provided as an alternative for when full audio description is not available. The audio intro is provided free of charge via Youtube and aims to improve accessibility for blind & partially sighted audiences. Please note that, as Godot is a Woman has frequent periods without dialogue, some of the action is pre-described here, which inevitably includes spoilers!
Please head to the following link to access the Audio Introduction:

Further information on the ADA can be found here:

Content Warnings: Flashing lights, sudden loud noises, partial nudity, reference to rape, mildly strong language.



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