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Mark Bell to direct Waiting for Waiting for Godot at St James

The production will run at St James Theatre from September

Director Mark Bell
Director Mark Bell
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The St James Theatre have announced that the European premiere of Dave Hanson’s off-Broadway comedy Waiting for Waiting for Godot will open at the theatre for a four-week run in autumn.

The production will be directed by Mark Bell, the director behind Olivier Award-winning show The Play That Goes Wrong and The Comedy About a Bank Robbery. "I am very, very excited to be directing Waiting for Waiting for Godot, the funniest play I have read in a long time," Bell said today.

"It is wonderful to be working on a piece of new American writing making its debut in London. Dave Hanson has written a sharp and intelligent comedy and I am very much looking forward to working on it."

Hanson's play is based on two understudies trying to occupy their time backstage at a performance of Waiting for Godot by discussing art, life, theatre and their existence within it.

Casting and further details are yet to be announced. The production will be produced by Libby Brodie Productions.

Waiting for Waiting for Godot runs at the St James Studio from 1 to 24 September.