Last night, Edward Townsend and Josef Ovenden-Hope performed an extract from Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot for their A level drama exam.
Waiting for Godot is Beckett’s timeless absurdist masterpiece about two homeless characters waiting in a desolate limbo for someone called Godot. They’re not sure if they are in the right place, if it’s the right day, or even if his name is Godot. They pass the time bickering, panicking, joking, and musing on the mysteries of existentialism.
Reminiscent of comedy duo, Laurel and Hardy, Joe and Ed put on a barnstorming performance as Estragon and Vladimir, at times like an old married couple, a pair of naughty schoolboys, or two decrepit old has-beens.
Josef and Ed will be performing next in the Edinburgh show, Butterbum, J. Written by Benjamin Symes of cube theatre and directed by Benjamin and Jo Egar.