Casting announced for Mark Bell’s (The Play That Goes Wrong, The Comedy About a Bank Robbery) production of Dave Hanson’s off-Broadway comedy WAITING FOR WAITING FOR GODOT at St. James Theatre Studio in September.
Simon Day is an English comedian best known for his roles in the sketch show The Fast Show. Theatre credits include The Ladykillers (West End) and The Fast Show (Dominion Theatre). He appeared as a weekly guest on BBC One’s Paramount City before touring with Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer and appearing with them on Big Night Out. He was a cast regular on Channel 4’s Saturday Zoo. Other television credits include Hustle, Till Death Us Do Part, From Cradle to Grave, Heartbeat, Jonathan Creek, Love Soup, Skins, Mount Pleasant, New Tricks and Casanova. He appeared in the films Shakespeare in Love, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus and Run Fat Boy Run. Laura Kirman trained at Rose Bruford. Theatre credits include the Olivier Award winning The Play That Goes Wrong (Duchess Theatre), Peter Pan Goes Wrong (UK Tour), The Frida Kahlo of Penge West (Rosemary Branch Theatre), Lights! Camera! Improvise! (Edinburgh Festival), Match Girls (Wilton’s Music Hall) and Confetti (Last Refuge). Television includes BBC’s Our Girl.
James Marlowe trained at RADA. Theatre includes the Olivier Award winning The Play That Goes Wrong (Duchess Theatre), Peter Pan Goes Wrong (UK Tour), Macbeth (Mercury Theatre), Primetime (Royal Court), The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (Park Theatre), The Bunker Trilogy (Southwark Playhouse, Edinburgh Festival and Australia), Capitalism is Crisis (Arcola), Blue Man Group (NYC, Boston and US tour), The Captive (Finborough), The London Cuckolds (Pleasance) and When We Meet Again (BAC).
Simon Day says: “I am very excited to be doing what I consider the funniest play I have ever read, about the reality of the most noble of professions – the understudy! I cannot wait to share this play with London audiences.”
Two hapless understudies occupy their time backstage, trying to understand art, life, theatre and their precarious existence within it. Described as “delectable” by The New York Times and “gleefully absurd” by Time Out New York this hilariously witty comedy ponders Beckett, showbiz and just what on earth it’s all about. Turns out, the only people who truly understand Beckett’s Waiting For Godot, are the understudies.
Tuesday 30 August – Saturday 24 September 2016 (no performances on Sundays)