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Godot is a Woman

cast list & Programme



Godot is a Woman

by Silent Faces


Josie Underwood


Cara Withers



Ros Watt

Devised & Written by

Cordelia Stevenson, Josie Underwood and Jack Wakely

Co-directed by

Laura Killeen & Cordelia Stevenson

Production Associate 

Stella Kailides

 Stage Manager 

Josie Shipp

Sound Design

Ellie Isherwood

Lighting Design

Jo Palmer

Costume Design

Rachel Gammon

Set Design & Build

Frances Gibson

With special thanks to 

The Pleasance, Poplar Union, Camden People's Theatre, Arts Council England, The Cockayne Foundation, Wildcard Theatre Company, Figs in Wigs, Ryan Ford, Eppie Conrad, Marec Joyce, Kathleen Price, Emily Holland, Anthony Alderson, Nic Connaughton, Ellie Simpson, Jonny Patton, Isabel Dixon, Grace Chapman, Sarah Gormley, Lauren Gibson, Bart Gwyn, Sarah Kelly, Jenny Swingler, Noemi Swan, Grace Dickson, Alex Stringer, Carmel Macaree, Josie Shipp, Mikkaila Mckeever-Willis, Emma Croad, all the Degenerate Foxes, Lesley, Neil and James Stevenson, Lewis, Bev, Nige and Jack Bray, John and Marion Evans and Lu, Sandy, Sam and George Underwood, Cara Withers and Ros Watt.

And Samuel Beckett and Madonna.

You can purchase a copy of the play text here.

Silent Faces Finals  -  Ali Wright-14 (1

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 2021 and we’re still waiting.

We all know what it's like to wait, don't we? Waiting for our banana bread to come out the oven, waiting for Boris Johnson’s 5 o’clock announcement, waiting for permission from male playwrights to perform plays about the human condition.  

Since WAITING FOR GODOT was written, non-men all over the world have been waiting to fill the boots of Vladimir and Estragon. Nearly 70 years later, the playwright is dead and his estate still says no.

Today Ariana Grande tells us that 'God is a Woman’…. so we’ve decided we’re done waiting. Samuel Beckett?
...thank u, next.

With their trademark style of playful and political physical theatre,
Silent Faces explore permission, patriarchy and pop music in 







Supported by The Pleasance, Camden People's Theatre, the Cockayne Foundation

and Arts Council England

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