A church hall in Paddington Green is the setting for our interview; the first day of rehearsals are taking place. Godber is not immediately warm, presumably due to the pressure of the impending first preview. However he soon relaxes and is articulate and intelligent as you would expect from a former academic. Although he has seen much success, this has followed years of hard graft and some tough experiences, especially at the Edinburgh Fringe.
John Godber wrote and directs Up 'n' Under which is running at Assembly @ George Street, 4-30 August at 17.25