Lockdown Theatre in association with The Royal Theatrical Fund has announced a live virtual table read of “A Bit of Waiting for Godot” taken from Samuel Beckett’s Waiting For Godot on Sunday 28 June at 7pm. 

This live table reading will see Jonathan Church directing Robert Lindsay (Estragon), Michael Palin (Vladimir) with Joanna Lumley narrating.

This is a unique opportunity to take part in a one-night-only, once-in-a-lifetime event. A peek behind the curtain of the theatrical process, in the company of a group of national treasures.The live table read of Samuel Beckett’s peerless masterpiece will take place via Zoom, followed by a live Q&A with the cast and director. Bring your own wine. No popcorn.

Rob Grant from Lockdown Theatre said: “Many industries are under threat in these troubled times, but the entertainment industry is facing an existential crisis. We simply don’t know when, or even if, theatres will be able to accommodate audiences safely in sufficient numbers to make productions viable again. Theatres are closing, good theatres, and may never reopen their doors.We at Lockdown Theatre want to do what we can to help safeguard and preserve our rich national heritage of theatre, and give it as healthy a future as possible, so absolutely every penny generated from this production will be donated to The Royal Theatrical Fund.”

Lockdown Theatre is a quarantine initiative by Rob Grant, Paul Jackson and Ed Bye which digs out ‘buried treasure’ scripts – shows that top writers feel should have been made, but fell by the wayside, presented free, over Zoom as a live table read. 

Proceeds from the reading will be going to The Royal Theatrical Fund which provides support to all those that have worked professionally in the entertainment industry, the list is endless and includes onstage, backstage, front of house and includes commercial musical theatre dancers, comedians, cabaret artistes, directors and producers.

The live table reading will take place on the 28th June at 7pm. Limited tickets are available from: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-bit-of-waiting-for-godot-tickets-110390960334