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Embodying Beckett: ‘Waiting for Godot’ at The Centre for the Less Good Idea

The Centre for the Less Good Idea will be staging its first physical event since the start of South Africa’s nationwide lockdown earlier this year with a contemporary take on Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot.

Centre for the Less Good Idea Waiting for Godot cast Stefania du Toit Billy Langa Tony Miyambo
Stefania du Toit, Billy Langa, and Tony Miyambo will perform in ‘Waiting for Godot’ at The Centre for the Less Good Idea PHOTO courtesy of The Centre for the Less Good Idea

Produced under the umbrella of SO | The Academy for the Less Good Idea, the performance will be led by Performance Researcher and Dramaturg Prof. Jane Taylor and will be directed by The Centre’s Animateur Phala O. Phala. The work will attempt to explore the elements of Samuel Beckett’s original Waiting for Godot through embodied research and performance, highlighting the complexity of language, thought, and emotion that is central to Beckett’s work. Performing in the work will be Tony Bonani Miyambo as Estragon (Gogo), Billy Langa as Vladimir (Didi), Jemma Kahn as Lucky and Boy, and Stefania Du Toit as Pozzo. 
     The performance will be staged at The Centre for the Less Good Idea at Arts on Main, Johannesburg from 30 – 31 October. Two separate ‘In Conversation’ events will also take place in the lead-up to the performances, namely ‘Embodying Character in Waiting for Godot: Jane Taylor in Conversation with the Director and Cast’ on 23 October, and ‘Beckett & His Influences in Waiting for Godot: Jane Taylor in conversation with Phala O Phala’ on 29 October.
     Bookings and further details about the performances and the ‘In Conversation’ events can be found on The Centre for the Less Good Idea’s website.

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